“The Least Racist is Still Racist”

I am writing this particularly for all those who, like me, are “white” and therefore automatically racist. Is your response to that, “But I’m not racist”? I also liked to think I wasn’t racist – and I certainly don’t want to be a racist. I am appalled by and ashamed of the consequences of racism … Continue reading “The Least Racist is Still Racist”

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 170, Thursday

We saw this piece of driftwood on Port Eynon beach on the Gower Peninsula, South Wales. Someone had erected it amongst the rocks. Why had they done that? Did they see something in it? What does it look like to you?   For me, it was a simple and totally unexpected, although stark, reminder of … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 170, Thursday


An imaginary discussion amongst Christians “We need to talk about race.” “Do we? Why?” “Who says we must?” “Because Black Lives Matter.” “But ALL lives matter, not just black lives.” “What is race and racism anyway?” “Isn’t it something to do with apartheid? We don’t have that problem in Britain.” “Racism is having malicious intent … Continue reading WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT RACE

BREAD OF LIFE – a reflection

A NEW SHORT ANIMATED FILM added to my collection..... Only today, someone asked if I was working on an animated video project as she hadn't seen any more videos from me for a long time! Well, here is the next one - and perhaps the last? I have just completed a 'big' project, making a … Continue reading BREAD OF LIFE – a reflection


The plea to the world's leaders not to go back to "normal" after COVID-19 is going unheard. What about the cry that "Black Lives Matter"? Will that also fade away into the world's distant memory? "People of colour" have been crying all around the world for generations. Or will it be different this time? Is … Continue reading UNHEARD CRIES


I have just shared this moving, courageous and thought-provoking Blog post called "BLACK AND BIASED IN BRITAIN" on Facebook. It was written yesterday (7th June 2020) by  Richard Pain who has African-Caribbean heritage. I am proud to be his aunt.  Richard is uncomfortably honest and challenging about his experiences, feelings and thoughts about racism and … Continue reading BLACK AND BIASED IN BRITAIN


This "virtual" Taizé choir singing Veni Sancte Spiritus is so beautiful, powerful and moving as people all across the world sing together for the Holy Spirit to come on us and the world. We so desperately need his power and guidance to unite us and help us build a better future after COVID-19 instead of … Continue reading COME HOLY SPIRIT

PATIENT TRUST by Teilhard de Chardin

A friend sent me this...... Patient Trust - excerpt from Hearts on Fire by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the … Continue reading PATIENT TRUST by Teilhard de Chardin


I continue to be very disturbed by the many people who claim that God is in control. This belief has come to the fore again amongst many Christians within the context of COVID-19. "Trust God because he is in control" is the advice. Maybe it seems obvious if you believe God is Almighty - or does … Continue reading GOD IS NOT IN CONTROL

Tomfoolery Poem

Here is a brilliant poem about the world we are living in which says it all in such a beautiful way which perhaps makes the stark truth easier to hear and grasp. So what can we, as ordinary people with so little power or influence, do (apart from making important changes in our daily lives)? … Continue reading Tomfoolery Poem