Sunday, 24 October 2010

It's often observed of Queensland that it's 'beautiful one day, perfect the next!' A very highly successful advertising campaign which is, I suppose, now more than twenty years old.
Well the weather has rather been like that in Adelaide for the last couple of days and the irises continue apace.
There is nothing quite like the early part of Sunday morning when there is little traffic and the sun is flooding down.

The strangest sound is that of cyclists who take the opportunity to hurtle along trusting that they are safe. They talk to each other as they go, or rather shout, the sound like a great gaggle of geese is quite eerie as I sit there trying to pray or gather my thoughts before church begins...then suddenly the gaggle begins.
These three photos show you how the irises are still filling the rose garden, and seem to get denser and denser.
Thanks I think to H&L who planted them a few years ago.

6 comments:

Cecil said...

A comment was made to me on Sunday to the effect that one could not believe in reincarnation and be a christian.

Christianity is not about believing or not believing in reincarnation, it about believing in the impulse the Christ (cosmic being) gave to the Earth.
I contemplated the ultimate sacrifice the Christ made to assist humanity the other night and I almost started to cry.

It is a pity that a few more people on the planet did not make a few sacrifices to assist their fellow man/women.

Cecil said...

Correction
A comment was made to me on Sunday to the effect that one could not believe in reincarnation and be a christian.

Christianity is not about believing or not believing in reincarnation, it about believing in the impulse the Christ (cosmic being) gave to the Earth.
The other night I contemplated the ultimate sacrifice the Christ made to assist humanity and I almost started to cry.

It is a pity that a few more people on the planet did not make a few sacrifices to assist their fellow man/women."

stephen clark said...

The life of Christ ( who is not only Cosmic being but Word made flesh) critiques the reincarnation idea. Christ says "I am the Resurrection!"...what more really needs to be said.
My real objection to Reincarnation is that it is without hope, the cycle of death and regeneration (whilst having a certain appeal) is in the end devastating. It delivers nothing.
Jesus brings an end to the cycle...we are brought into the presence of God through the mystery of his sacrifice....we have complete freedom to enter into the most holy place through the curtain through his own body.... is what the writer to Hebrews says.
What I was suggesting to you this a.m. Cec was that you will not be surprised to find that I adhere to Christian teaching (dogma) and what Christ says about himself, and the scriptures affirm.
Others may not choose to do that, but that's what I as a Christian do.

Cecil said...

"It delivers nothing."
It delivers the opportunity to make good where we have failed and thus move closer to Christ.

"I am the Resurrection!"
Of course
Christ gave humanity a new impulse for without that humanity would have continued on a downward path.

Anonymous said...

You can't move closer to something that is infinitely distant!

Cecil said...

Anonymous: have some guts and use your name!!!

The Christ is not infinitely distant. He is with us now!