… for war will be no more

My heart has been heavy this past week. So much violence surrounds us. And that violence is met with further fear and suspicion and polarised reports in the media. And now what happened in Gaza on Monday is yesterday's news, while the people there continue to suffer.* We are so quick to label: Jew/Arab, Palestinian/Israeli.…

lessons from the trail

I'm going to do a very British thing and start this post with talk about the weather. Because our weather here has been surreal. On Friday the week before last, I was at Tabeetha School in Jaffa to lead both the primary and secondary school assemblies. In between, I sat outside at a cafe wearing…

a line of peace

I spent much of Lent back in the UK, on a period of extended leave for some much needed rest and reflection. And so, arriving back just in time for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, I have felt out of sync with the liturgical year. Holy Week has caught me by surprise. But then as…

all that divides us

Two weeks ago, I had been in Jerusalem for a service at which I was invited to preside at Communion.┬áJust before the service, I was told I had been prayed for by loved ones at a church back in Scotland, and I felt a wave of homesickness, not for the place, but for the people…