Monday, 11 January 2010

2010:365 Day, blog, photograph 11.

The phrase "I've had an elegant sufficiency" appears to come from the Southern States in the US - apparently "A good Georgia girl" would use this expression when she'd had enough food. So how did this find its way into our family? Could our Dad have picked it up when he worked in New York in the 1920s and 30s? Or did he read it somewhere? This is probably one of the questions to which there is unlikely to be an answer! There are variations on how it ends. Our version "any more would be superfluity" stands alongside others who said "more would be a burden" or "more would be superfluous". If any relatives read this blog - was it in your part of the family too? Or was it something that the late Thomas said but no one else? Right now the laptop is "playing up" again - this time it won't respond to the RETURN key.... there'd have been a few new paragraphs by now.... hope you can cope! Why a picture of a Bible - or John 2 in particular? That's the reading for Sunday and I've been taking a look at it. Next week I'm preaching in Windsor Presbyterian in the morning. I am looking forward to that. It is the eve of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the Lisburn Road churches swap around to preach in each other's places. We're all taking the John 2 gospel - would be interesting to see how it is interpreted by three very different people! Today's photograph then is the close up of this chapter.... no doubt during the 2010:365 there will be others pictures from the same book! After all - it is my constant companion! Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Help us to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. Collect of the Fifth Sunday before Advent.

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