Friday, December 16, 2005


God bless our contradictions, those parts of us which seem out of character.
Let us be boldly and gladly out of character.
Let us be creatures of paradox and variety; creatures of contrast,
of light and shade, creatures of faith.
God be our constant.
Let us step out of character into the unknown,
to struggle and love and do what we will.

© Michael Leunig, Common Prayer Collection

[Thanks for the link from St-Matthew-in-the-City, whose vicar - Glynn Cardy - has also contributed this valuable comment on the first Narnia film, Why the Lion isn’t safe]

Picture: Members of Christian Peacemaker Teams, from left, Jill Pritchard-Scott, Father Bob Holmes, Arunthathy Ratnasingham and Lyn Adamson hold candles during a vigil in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday, 10 December 2005. (AP Photo/CP, © Aaron Harris)

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