Thursday, 12 January 2012


I'm somewhat bruised today, as one of our service user walloped me yesterday and my thumb is rather black and blue.  Nothing fatal and the GP sent me off to the Minor Injuries Unit at the Western General where they peeked and poked and did an X Ray and assured me that nothing's broken and it's just a cast of not straining it, elevate and ice pack it and use paracetamol!  The good thing was I was was in and out inside 30 mins and just walked in and was seen.  The NHS can be very good indeed when you need it.

Yes I know it's St Aelred and St Bendict Biscop today but I don't feel especially like musing on any saints today. Anyway, Kimberly Bohan does it better (see ).  So I'll just share this:

"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Makes sense to me!

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