Getting There By Bus?
Tuesday, 6 April 2021
It's The End Of The World! (part 1)
It was this picture from Marc Morgan Huws of First Kernow that set fbb's agile and active brain chuntering away on Easter Bank Holiday Monday. Slightly provocatively, Marc reported that there was a shiny new Transport for Cornwall "flag" which had recently been installed. The twitter implied that Marc (or on of his minions) would soon be out to replace it with a First Kernow "flag" promoting the company's swish new summer timetable.
Whilst putting aside the image of the two opposing forces in pitched battle over stop, flag, frame and bench ...
... fbb downloaded the picture for future blogging purposes. But the problem with an agile and active brain is that often it is neither! fbb cannot remember where the stop in question is located but has a faint glimmer of recollection that Marc said "most southerly stop served by First".
The most northerly point on the UK mainland is not John o' Groats as some suppose but Dunnet Head. It is a wild and windswept place ...
The most westerly point is also in Scotland, not Wales or even Cornwall. It is Ardnamurchan Point ...
The nearest public transport is at Kilchoan ...
Most articles do cite Ardnamurchan Point as the most westerly, but it actually it isn't because Corrachadh Mor ...
And so to the most easterly point of the UK mainland. Any guesses?
Tomorrow we go south but with an askance glance at another "end of the world" over the seas.
Will fbb find Mark Morgan Huws' twittered bus stop?
Next "End of The World" blog : Wednesday 7th April
Fed Up And Going Home
It is the sheer normality of many of the Resurrection appearances which makes them hard to ignore. It seems like NOBODY expected the tomb to be empty and EVEYBODY was distraught with the apparent disrespect by whoever moved the body. Just like an episode of a certain radio "soap"!
As they talked and discussed, Jesus himself drew near and walked along with them; they saw him, but somehow did not recognize him. Jesus said to them, “What are you talking about to each other, as you walk along?”
They stood still, with sad faces. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only visitor in Jerusalem who doesn't know the things that have been happening there these last few days?”
“What things?” he asked.
"Some of the women of our group surprised us; they went at dawn to the tomb, but could not find his body. Some of Jesus disciples went to the tomb and found it exactly as the women had said, but they did not see him.”
Jesus explained to them what was said about himself in all the Scriptures, beginning with the books of Moses and the writings of all the prophets.
They invited the unrecognised Jesus in for refreshment and it was when he broke and distributed the bread (a customary privilege for an honoured guest) that they twigged!
He sat down to eat with them, took the bread, and said the blessing; then he broke the bread and gave it to them.
Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, but he disappeared from their sight. They said to each other, “Wasn't it like a fire burning in us when he talked to us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?”
No euphoria - no super-spiritual hallelujahs - just a simple progression from dejection via confusion to realisation. Perhaps not "everyday" but very much a simple story of coutryfolk!
Quotes from Luke's Gospel chapter 24