‘Talitha cumi!’

Sometimes we know not how to pray

When doubting flesh obscures the view

Thus hidden, faith is shackled too

And pretty soon we’ve lost our way

But faith, though shrouded, listens still

For that small voice to stir the soul

The Word which says ‘Be strong, stand tall’

To bid us fast and pray and thrill

at what the g-ds will softly say

Lifting the veil, revealing Light

When darkness with the Truth would fight

a single candle wins the day

Mark 5:35-42

‘Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we will remember the Name of the Lord our G-d’ – Those whose faith is not in material things will be supporting the government as they wrestle to lead us through this testing time.  Psalm 20:7

“We’ve got butter!”

Come down between 7am and 8am” they said, a time-slot aimed at helping us owd folk get a fair share of what’s still grabbable, so I did, and arrived at 7.10am – to find 500+ motor vehicles in the parking spaces. Watching the crowds of sprightly ‘seniors‘ (‘I’m shopping for my gran!‘) silently shuffling around in store ‘S‘ last weekend, I was reminded of the days just after the mad Austrian decorator had been dealt with (yes, I AM that old) when my mam sent me to the local shop about fifty yards from our back-to-back. She had sent me for margarine, but the lady behind the counter whispered “Run home, love, tell your mum we’ve got butter!”

Perhaps the time is not far away when we will be issued with Ration Books – after all, it worked well last time around, and, remember, you can always  swap coupons with your neighbour…