To readers of this blog: It is two and a half months since I have posted anything here, mostly because of the death of my youngest son, Thomas, at the age of 27, necessitating a journey to Australia as well as the need to slow down a little and deal prayerfully with the disconcerting mix of grief, thanksgiving and paschal joy that we experience at such times.
So many parishioners and friends (old and new), sent cards, emails, Facebook messages and telephoned with the assurance of your love and prayers. Your support at this difficult time has meant a very great deal to me and to my family. Please continue to hold us in your prayers.
In particular, I am resuming my blog today. Thank you to those who enquired about the blog and said that it is a blessing to you.