"He showed me something small, no bigger than a hazelnut,...
I thought: What can this be? I was amazed that it could last,...I thought because of its littleness, it would suddenly have fallen into nothing. ,...
It lasts and always will, because God loves it; and thus everything has being through the love of God."
Julian of Norwich
Sunday, 9 November 2014
Remembrance Day - Will We Remember?
Photograph: Massimo Crisafi/GuardianWitness
This is the iconic art installation
where each ceramic poppy planted at the Tower of London
honours a life lost by service men and women of Britain and the Commonwealth during WW1.
Huge as it is,
it is a drop in the ocean of all lives lost fighting in conflicts since;
and this only under one flag.
Remember the dead of every nation,
then and now,
and those who had not signed up for war,
too vast to count.
As we left the chutch this morning the opening words of the dismissal from the Eucharist
held deeper meaning, hope, and direction, for each of us today as they tell us,