Tuesday, 27 September 2016
The first miracle was performed at a wedding reception.
The guests having polished off the wine were calling for more.
The Son of Man duly performed the famous miracle and those who wanted to do so were pleased to have the chance to drink themselves under the table.
Why didn't the Son of Man tell the guests to drink a non-alcoholic beverage?
Throughout history there have been holy and unholy alcoholics and drunkards of all ranks. I see no reason for anyone, let alone the Son of Man, to encourage it.
There should be no need to mention the fact that wine was served at the Last Supper. But unfortunately there is.
One follower overflowing with Dutch courage took a sword to a Roman soldier, and sliced off his ear. The Son of Man performed his final miracle and stuck it back on.
God only knows what else went on . . .
Ernesto Galeffi's 1985 bronze is a 3-D bust of the famous image found on the so-called Shroud of Turin, the linen cloth in which the body of the Son of Man, a name Jesus liked to give himself, was supposedly wrapped.
Whatever our faith, or even if we have no faith, we are all Sons of Men, are we not?
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Today dawned bright and sunny and called for a walk in the countryside hereabouts. A few of us decided to head into the vineyards on the hills by the nearby village of Gumpoldskirchen. There were some fine tractors to be seen and there were many temporary stalls and taverns along the way offering fresh wine or soda water, and fortifying food for the walker; various cakes including traditional apple strudel, and large slices of brown bread smothered with traditional spreads of pumpkin, beetroot or paprika cheese. It was a great day. The above pictures may give you a flavour of it.
Prosit! Und alles gut!
Friday, 23 September 2016
"There's no truth in the reports that asylum seekers have now arrived in Europe from the south pole. It's yet another example of unfounded conspiracy theory. As usual the Russians are responsible."
A BBC spokesperson.
A BBC spokesperson.
|Strange characters seen recently at Calais|