Saturday, April 15, 2017

Good Friday / St Helens = The Saints - Rugby League V .............

NOT a conflict.
Seems to be a conflict.

Good Friday
St Helens = The Saints - Rugby League
Canterbury Cathedral 

Ever since I was a child growing up in St Helens
Good Friday has been the derby game
between The Pies v The Saints.

The Pies a 'friendly' name for 'The Pie Eaters'
= Wigan Rugby League team
who play at the Pie-dome

They are the number one team to beat.
Always and forever amen.
Easter resumes as normal.

It is the local WAR
Rugby League WAR!

I missed it
but watched on playback 3/4 hours later

Canterbury Cathedral.
3 hour Good Friday Service

the best ever this year.
I like being amongst humans
I don’t know on this occasion.
I want to be alone
on this journey.

Me and Mrs Beautiful there.
Kick Off exactly the same time.

It is a quiet service.
So much time for an inner journey.
So much reflective time.
I write notes
I open all my windows & doors.
I allow anything in - in these 3
outside comfort zones
where growth resides.

FEELING the journey
to the cross
to liberation
to freedom
to shaking of the earth
to FEEL the pain
the sacrifice
my purpose and direction for living.

So we journey through two extremes.

Where and how will you journey this week?
Where was your journey on Friday?
Will it be a physical journey?
Will it be a inner journey?

I yearn for this life of stretch and purpose.
I want to be shaken.
I want to be disturbed.
I want to feel ever tackle
every thorn
every drop of blood spilled
every nail
every earth shattering blow and spill of the rugby ball.

I want to refresh my irritation.
I want to sacrifice security for freedom.

Have a great Easter - what ever you may be doing.