#698 #ohashi translates as #chopsticks and #bridge in #Japanese. I began the day listening to #bridgeovertroubledwater #forgrenfell and was thinking about what and who might act as a bridge in troubled times. This beautiful song encourages #hope and #solidarity and felt to me like an #actoflove – a #bridge in more ways than one!
#367 Today I went in search of Cuddesdon’s #lonelytree and here it is! It seemed quite apt to post about it as I was thinking about future ministry as I walked wondering about the contrast of living in such a busy, vibrant community which #eatspraysandlaughs together compared with a #curacy which may well only involve one key relationship with a training incumbent. Loneliness can find its way through a crowded room just as easily though. How do we guard against it? Can loneliness be a good emotion, which helps us to appreciate those around us more? Perhaps, but if we #standtogether it might just make it a little easier. #dosomethinglovelytoday @EndLonelinessUK @mindcharity @webofloneliness
#143 A family walk around #lanarkloch got me thinking about #solidarity. These trees stand alongside one another at all times, no matter what. There are a few people in my life for whom I am like a tree – planted alongside them, in solidarity, no matter what. I wonder whether I should be standing in solidarity to those who I do not have a shared history with – #refugees #peopleinneed – this Christmas… (at Lanark Loch)
#5 This is solidarity and sisterhood! In the face of adversity with packing and moving of furniture, these two are pulling together in a way that is quite uncharacteristic. Perhaps they are bonded in their dissatisfaction with this unsettling period, or maybe they are clinging to each other for strength and reassurance. It made me think about who, or what, I cling to…and acknowledge that I should be trusting and clinging to God more than I do!
#solidarity #sisterhood #trust