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January 06, 2006

Fireworks

We enjoyed New Year's Eve together as a family at the home of some friends. The view was spectacular - fireworks over the harbour. I've reproduced some of the images here just to give you a taste.

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I thought I'd save them for the last day of Christmas! Epiphany, which marks the journey of the magi to Bethlehem, is the twelfth day of Christmas, and a reminder to us that we are all on a journey. The magi set out on nothing more than rumour and a star... and with Herod's words echoing through their brain.

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When they arrived at Bethlehem, they realised that their journey brought them into the presence of God, and ultimately put them at odds with Herod's desires. And don't most spiritual journeys place us in tension with the political desires of our world?

Posted by gary at January 6, 2006 11:19 AM

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