It’s only recently, following the acknowledgement of Bob Dylan with the Nobel Literature Prize for his poetry, that I have to acknowledge that “times they are a changing” and I struggle to keep up.
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We read in Matthew 4:18-20: “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.”
I’m afraid nothing so dramatic happened to me.
Twice now in the past four months, I have woken in the morning to be greeted by a newscaster telling me that I was waking up to a situation that I thought extremely unlikely when I had gone to sleep hours before. First it was Brexit, and now it’s Trump.
“Jesus gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.’” (Acts 1:4)
As I am writing this I am looking across my desk and I can see an array of throat sweets, tissues, decongestant tablets, and other items. All evidence of this horrible cold I’ve been fighting off the last few days (or weeks to be fair).
Hello from one of your Curates.