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Childs Laughter

ALL the bells of heaven may ring,
All the birds of heaven may sing,
All the wells on earth may spring,
All the winds on earth may bring
All sweet sounds together—
Sweeter far than all things heard,
Hand of harper, tone of bird,
Sound of woods at sundawn stirred,
Welling water’s winsome word,
Wind in warm wan weather,

One thing yet there is, that none
Hearing ere its chime be done
Knows not well the sweetest one
Heard of man beneath the sun,
Hoped in heaven hereafter;
Soft and strong and loud and light,
Very sound of very light
Heard from morning’s rosiest height,
When the soul of all delight
Fills a child’s clear laughter.

Golden bells of welcome rolled
Never forth such notes, nor told
Hours so blithe in tones so bold,
As the radiant mouth of gold
Here that rings forth heaven.
If the golden-crested wren
Were a nightingale—why, then,
Something seen and heard of men
Might be half as sweet as when
Laughs a child of seven.

~ A Child’s Laughter – Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Memories 😬


I take permission from the fact that Carolyn wants her hymn to be shared and we need to sing these sorrows.

By Carolyn Winfrey Gillette 8-23-2018
Author’s Note: This new hymn is in response to the latest news of abuse by clergy; it was written with input from survivors and counselors. The hymn also references Pope Francis’ Aug. 20 letter, using in particular: “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26). Please share the hymn with priests, pastors, church musicians, counselors, friends and others who might find it helpful. Permission is given for its free use. Prayers, including sung ones, and actions are needed to “Bring healing, love and mercy; Bring justice, God of truth.”

PASSION CHORALE 7.6.7.6.D (“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”)

O God, when trust is shattered
by wolves among your sheep,
when youth and children suffer,
when those remembering weep,
when victims tell their stories,
when leaders hide abuse,
bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

When leaders side with evil,
when people do their worst,
may we reach out to victims
and put their healing first.
If any member suffers,
we all will suffer, too.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

WATCH: Hymns for Our Weary World
We pray that the abusers
will learn sin’s awful cost,
and — making no excuses —
will know that they are lost.
Then may they find redemption—
as we all need it, too.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

May all who serve in churches
be careful, watchful, wise.
May we prevent abuses
and hear your children’s cries.
We pray that institutions
will seek your way anew.
Bring healing, love and mercy!
Bring justice, God of truth!

Tune: Hans Leo Hassler, 1601; harmony by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1729
Text: Copyright (c) 2018 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
Email: bcgillette@comcast.net New Hymns: http://www.carolynshymns.com

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette is the author of over 400 hymns that have been sung by thousands of congregations around the world, and are found in 20 books and thousands of web sites, including http://www.carolynshymns.com. Many of her hymns are published at Sojourners and are also found in Christian Century magazine, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and PBS-TV. She and her husband Bruce are Presbyterian ministers who have served congregations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Why are we trusting repeat sex offenders to be of good behaviour and to comply with their conditions of release? 🤐🤐🤐🤐

Why are we trusting repeat sex offenders to be of good behaviour and to comply with their conditions of release?

No matter how strict those conditions may be, surely there comes a time when we realise as a community that some people are just not worthy of our trust and the risk is just too great to bear, no matter what precautions we take.

Recently a 54 yr old man who has been declared a dangerous sex offender under West Australian legislation, appeared in the W.A Supreme Court via video link from Casuarina prison.

He was approved for release.

Now release for him will look somewhat different to release for most sex offenders as he has over 50 restrictions placed on him, including he must live at a specific address, he must take particular medications and he must have no “unauthorised” contact with children.

No “unauthorised” contact with children……now that must be a mis-print.. he should never again be allowed to go near ANY child.

This man, who we are not allowed to know the name of, “to supposedly protect his victims from being identified”, was serving a sentence of 5 years and 3 months for sexually abusing his Granddaughter in 2009/2010…… she was 6 years old.

I won’t even get into what a joke that sentence is… but obviously grossly inadequate and here is why…

Whilst he was being interviewed by police he also admitted to raping his half-sister in the 1980’s.

Before that admission his sexual offences were known to go back to 1997 and included convictions for molesting his daughter when she was 11 years old and his step-daughter when she was 12 year old.

Now, I’m just putting it out there, but I don’t care how many conditions are imposed on this man, I don’t believe he deserves the opportunity to destroy another life.

Four lives…… that we know of……, over at least a 20 year period… leopards don’t change their spots and repeat sex offenders don’t stop offending unless they are physically restrained from doing so. i.e prison.

So why do we take chances with children’s lives?

Sadly, this is one of the better outcomes in our “Justice” System. He was declared a “Dangerous Sex Offender” under W.A legislation which allows for offenders to be kept in custody beyond their release date and to have these special conditions applied to their release back into the community.

Most sex offenders don’t have such strict conditions placed upon them and as we know child rapists don’t stop just because we make it difficult for them.

Surely it must be time that our courts realise when a child sex abuser shows us what they are and what they are capable of doing, we should believe them and not give them the opportunity to continue adding to their list of victims’ lives ruined.

As Maya Angelou would say,
When someone shows you who they are, believe them… the very first time.
(TC)

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FEAR

Most beautiful people of this new age, you are called to be at one with all life here and in the Heavens. To leave behind the egos of the past that have kept you in sickness and the destruction of all the beauty that surrounds you.
You may ask who do I talk about when I talk of the destructive ones here on earth. Of course your leaders are a representative of your thinking, but for all who live each day as it was thousands of years ago and still maintain the same systems today.
During this life you are in now, you have created opportunities to bring a new vision , a new way of being the enrichment of who you are, but most still surround themselves with the same friends, maintain familys of the old thinking and chain yourself to them and never to be free until you take your last breath, but then will you be free. While you are walking around you play the game of this person can fit into your life here, or there. Your ego gives only thought to how and who will be of service to you. Remember what I said about your last breath on earth, it is then transferred to a place of your creation and your old system of thinking and being will continue. Sickness , wars, loneliness, ruled over by people like yourself.
Your ego has no glory in it for it places you in isolation to control your world around you even when it may have brought you nothing but pain, your ego is that of the army of the fallen ones and is in opposition to God and all thing beautiful. You are not the isolated person you are from the galaxies but a part of them and you are a part of the one that unites you in the love of life. You are one with God. This you must choose and live now, for your chance to be the one who lives in the Glory of God will one day be gone and to cry out to The eternal who is all life and want to be a part of it without the illusion of Ego (on your own and in charge) then now is your opportunity to do so. When you have a event take place in your life that of a love one dying, or leaving, this is the time you make changes to your life to live as one with honoring all life and give Glory to the God of love. Let not yourself try and plug the gap in your life with someone who has left for someone else unless you are going to change your whole life with the values of love . They talk of the wisdom of the aged, in most cases the aged have maintained the old ways and continue to do so.The young create a new ways of control and also maintain the old ways.
I call out to you now. You are the called ones, You are the children of God whom all glory and as one with our Lord we will lead the way home. Understand Home is a vibration of Love and it will lift you on that day to the Heaven where all live as one in health and joy.

Cut Diamond is dedicated to my man

“how many roads does a young man have to travel on before he finds his way to discover how unquestionably unique he is “

Mim x