Tuesday 17th May

Who am I? This or the Other?

Am I one person today and tomorrow another?

Am I both at once? A hypocrite before others,

And before myself a contemptible, woebegone weakling?

Or is something within me like a beaten army

Fleeing in disorder from victory already achieved?

Who am I? They mock me, these lonely questions of mine,

Whoever I am, Thou knowest, O God, I am Thine.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer- prison poem

May you know God’s blessing today


Monday 16th May

16th-22nd May has been designated Dementia Action Week by the Alzheimers Society. This week’s reflections come from John Swinton’s book ‘Dementia: Living in the Memories of God’.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)

‘The bottom line is-I’m in God’s hands…...and the medical community’s. And hopefully they’re in God’s hands.’ Butch Nooan, a person with dementia (quoted in John Swinton- ‘Dementia: Living in the Memories of God’)

May you know God’s presence with you today