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Easter timeout April 21, 2009

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The four of us perched by an ancient stone wall

campsite

A good time had by the Scotties during our Easter timeout last week. Visited the city of Salisbury and found a good campsite nestled at the foot of what used to be the old city back in the C12th. The ruins of the old castle and cathedral are still there. We also took a walk along the river and visited the Cathedral. Soon after Esther had toddled over Sir Edward Heath’s tomb (near the pulpit), I was perplexed when I found this:

strange initiation?

Bono bares his soul April 21, 2009

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An interesting article from the U2 frontman, written for the New York Times recently. He says that Christianity crescendos at this time of year in this season of Easter. He refers to Easter as a ‘transcendent time – a rebirth I always seem to need’. The full article is here.

My favourite line in it is this:

I come to lowly church halls and lofty cathedrals for what purpose? I search the Scriptures to what end? To check my head? My heart? No, my soul. For me these meditations are like a plumb line dropped by a master builder — to see if the walls are straight or crooked. I check my emotional life with music, my intellectual life with writing, but religion is where I soul-search.