From the Pastor’s Desk
Every summer, I have a stack of books that I take with me for my holidays. Some are just for pleasure. Others pertain to an area that I want to study further. Still others are to sharpen my mind.
Good books feed the soul. And when I travel, I want to be refreshed in body and soul.
In 2012 I had the opportunity to return to Britain for a few weeks to participate in the weddings of two close friends from Oxford. My visit happened to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. It was only the second time throughout the history of the monarchy that a 60th anniversary jubilee could be observed and the island was in party mode. Streets, shops, and homes were festooned with blue, red, and white bunting. The Union flag was everywhere to be seen, an unusual expression of patriotism for the reserved Brits. Regardless of your affection or disdain for the monarchy, did you know that a jubilee was first seen in ancient Israel?