Thursday, 7 July 2011

A little bird told me ...

It was when reading at the Good Book Shop today that this phrase came to mind ... the possible origin of the saying is in Ecclesiastes although the first use in more recent literature is in the nineteenth century.
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
 It is very enjoyable to be there and read for the half hour or so ... today's section was the last six chapters of Ecclesiastes and not the easiest passage that I've ever read!
 There are some gems in it but it is certainly one of the books that benefits from a more contemporary translation.
Weather wise it has been a pretty awful day with very heavy downpours, some sunny spells and then rain.  I'm so glad that the first cut on the grass was yesterday.  Today the new gardener has trimmed the hedges and things are beginning to look neater.
Washing, hanging on the line overnight, was wetter today than when it was pegged out.  So, it all had to come in and now festoons the radiators.  Yes, we've the central heating on tonight.   Can you believe it ... well into July and we need heat!
 The fruit theme that I've set myself continues to be the picture of the day on 365Project.  These raspberries, from Kent, are gigantic and very tasty.
 There are still more fruits sitting in the bowl waiting for their turn!

In peace and unity 
may your people offer the unfailing sacrifice of praise, 
and make your glory known; 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday prayers. 


Anonymous said...

I love your reading desk is that in your house or at the church? We had rain, rain, rain yesterday and rain, rain, rain last night and, so far, this morning it has rained, rained, rained!!

Rev Elizabeth said...

That one is in the Good Book Shop in Belfast where the reading through the whole of the KJV is happening this year.
I have a smaller one at home ... might make a good photograph too ....

Freda said...

The fruit looks good enough to eat and also good enough to be thankful for God's creation. Btw the garden is looking better. Every Blessing