Beauty that is skin deep

The ancient tribe sat in the early morning looking eastwards. There, before the Sun rises, was the bright beauty of Venus. Transfixed, they thought of all the stories they would tell around the fire. Then they would relate its breath-taking scenery, the wonder of its fortunate inhabitants and the lushness of its vegetation. To them that [...]

Cuban Dreams

Joel 2.28-30a   The death this week of Fidel Castro brought one old crisis back to the surface. And whilst I was too young to realise the danger, history has certainly recorded the grave risks we are all in during the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962. Because, 44 years ago, US reconnaissance photos showed [...]