Danger Zone

The Well Known Stranger

It’s a heartbreaking as well as bizarre story. A man stands knocking outside the door of his own home. The door is firmly locked while his family believe him to be inside the house with them. Not only so but they have deluded themselves into thinking they are talking to him at the very moment his knocking starts outside. The truth is a collective madness has taken hold of them. I imagine someone, as the knocking continues, opening that door – but they do not recognise the well-known stranger standing before them. He is violently pushed away, despite his pleading and protestations. Continue Reading


Hearts Revealed

Simeon blessed them (Joseph and Mary) and said to Mary His (Jesus) mother, ‘Listen carefully: this Child is appointed and destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that is to be opposed – and a sword [of deep sorrow] will pierce through your own soul—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.’

Luke 2:34-36 (Amplified Bible) Continue Reading