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How Do You Break a Fast?

By |2020-04-27T18:31:02+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

MANY OF us know the images of the Allied forces liberating prisoners from concentration camps in 1945. We are also no strangers to images of malnourished children in many African countries. The urge to feed and nourish a starving person is instinctive, yet there can be severe consequences when this is done too hastily. There is [...]

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Making it Through the Third Leg

By |2020-04-27T17:53:39+00:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

WELL HERE we are, slowly adjusting to the new normal. We also have over three weeks of lockdown and cabin fever behind us, and just over two weeks to go!  And it’s here, right about at the three-quarter mark, where things can be turned around or can get a little hairy. I am deliberately writing about [...]

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Who Are You When You’re in Hot Water?

By |2020-04-13T17:04:30+00:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

TODAY IS halfway through five weeks of lockdown – significant for South Africans, though there is nowhere remaining on the globe that some form of lockdown is not happening, where it may, or where it in some cases is being eased. Concepts like hard or soft lockdown, essential services, to mask or not to mask, have [...]

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We All Need A Bit of Help from A Friend

By |2020-04-13T16:53:10+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

ONE OF the great ironies of the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing is that we are all reminded that anyone can become infected, everyone is affected, and no one is a stranger anymore. This reminds me of a spiritual teaching I heard once, saying that if the foot has a problem (a thorn in it), the [...]

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