On Pain

What hurts us the most:

wounds inflicted by others;

seeing one’s own faults?

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CLP 22/04/2021

January Road Trip (XVII)

Jesus Christ save us

Salvador Dali got God

Produced work of art

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n.b. After discussion with the Pope in the early 1950s, Dali painted this amazing picture. He read about nuclear physics, which he believed to be proof of the Christian God’s existence and set to work.

This masterpiece (“Christ of St John of The Cross”) hangs in Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow. An amazing piece of work inspired by the Roman Catholic faith. Why and how it is hung there I do not know.

Glasgow is a city riven through with religious diversity, not just variations of Christian creeds, but Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and others. Glasgow, once a major sea port, is home to a rich mix of people, their talents and cultures.

Essentially as a Christian city I believe Glasgow will eventually come to epitomise the principle of “Love thy neighbour” rather than be charactured by the fake-hate of Rangers vs Celtic (Protestant vs Catholic) football matches.

Love will find a way.

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CLP 24/01/2020

On Chartres Cathedral

Twin spires prick dull sky

Reminding Heaven of Earth

And Man’s vanity