An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Prayer on World Refugee Day

A Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

A Comment on Race

I don't understand why the Americans are getting all upset about some woman telling everyone she is black when her parents were both of north European lineage. In England, half of our white teenage lads and pretty much every one of our Asian teenage lads seem convinced that they are black, gangster youth straight outta Compton. If you want to hear a proper English accent in one of our inner cities you have to go find someone newly arrived from Nigeria.

Courtesy of my favourite Priest: http://saintlaika.com/course-wrong/

Background to the story featured in the blog post can be found at:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/15/rachel-dolezal-resigns-spokane-naacp-president-race-ethnicity

Thursday, 4 June 2015

When You Feel Cut Off From God

There is a regular pattern to my faith, I can go for a year without having my faith shaken and then just as I start to feel pleased about it something happens and, just like that, my faith is shaken. In this case my faith has been shaken by something earth shattering.

I keep reminding myself that being a Christian does not mean that we have a 'Nothing Bad Will Happen To you' card. Just sometimes, though, I do feel mighty racked off that non-Christians seem to have it easier in many ways. An illusion? A reality that we as Christians have to live with? I don't have any answers but I am looking and praying.

The picture below represents a state of faith that I hope to return to, very soon, which is one of purity and beauty.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Anti-Gay Pastor Discovered On Gay Dating App Grind.

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A married, father-of-five pastor who espoused anti-gay rhetoric has been exposed for allegedly soliciting sex with men on Grindr.
Reverend Matthew Makela – from Midland, Michigan, U.S – has been extremely outspoken with his supposed views on same-sex relationships. On his Facebook page, he frequently posted anti-gay and anti-transgender opinions. (see above). He has since resigned from his church. 

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