Are you strong enough not to get your own way?

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.2 Each of us should please his neighbour for his good, to build him up. The Bible turns life upside down. I was struck reading Romans 14 & 15 today with a friend that strength is […]

Killing friends or dying for them?

by Daf Meirion-Jones

John 15:13 Greater love has no-one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Apparently I need to “…streamline my social circle”. I need to get rid of friends who “hinder”. “The Times” ran an article on January 2nd entitled “The psychologists resolutions: How to improve your life this year.” I’m always […]

The only way to keep your resolutions…

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Heavenly Father, Save me entirely from sin. I know I am righteous through the righteousness of another, but I pant and pine for likeness to thyself; I am thy child and should bear thy image, Enable me to recognize my death unto sin; When it tempts me may I be deaf unto its voice. Deliver […]

I resolve to admit I can’t keep my resolutions!

by Daf Meirion-Jones

“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…” Galatians 6:14 I’m having deja vu, or for those who speak film rather than French, there’s been a glitch in the Matrix. 18 stone Daf has sat (rather heavily) down at his desk for the first time in 2016 having not managed in […]

The Paris attacks, my 2 year old son and a moment of madness.

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterwards they join the dead. I was reading “Evil under the Sun” this morning. It’s an Agatha Christie novel. […]

How to be happy.

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Jesus himself said:`It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35 “Can you teach yourself to be happy?” That was the title of an article in a magazine I bought last week. So feeling a bit down about the rugby, I picked it up and read what I had to do to change my […]

I want to go. I need to go. I have to go!

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds.25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I want to go. I need to […]

The agony of unforgiveness.

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Psalm 32:1 Of David. A maskil. Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4 For […]

More “Marvel”ous Theology…

by Daf Meirion-Jones

Mark 13:8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth-pains. I think “Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron” has been out long enough for some theological reflection without having to declare any spoilers! There was one conversation that grabbed my […]