Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our AGM passed smoothly and peacefully on Sunday.  It may seem strange that I say peacefully, fortunately at Christ Church, at least, they usually are.  It is not always the case in Churches though and nor has it always been the case in my own experience.  I don't know why it is, but Christians aren't always very good at being nice to one another.  Thankfully, on Sunday we were.

I am now preparing for tomorrow night's Bible Study.  It is the last in the current series for Lent.  The parables of Jesus continue to enlighten and surprise.  They have a habit of hitting you just when you least expect it.  This week we are studying the Parable of the Ten Virgins.  I will share some of my thoughts on this parable later in the week.

Tonight, however, I am going to the ballet.  It is the Hong Kong Arts Festival at the moment: an annual month long event that sees musicians from all over the world visiting Hong Kong.  Among them this year are the Mariinsky Ballet and the Mariinsky Opera.  The ballet company used to be known as the Kirov Ballet in Soviet times.  It is based in St Petersburg.  St Petersburg is a magnificent city.  One of my biggest disappointments when visiting it some years ago was not being able to see the ballet or opera so tonight is a treat I am looking forward to.

The ballet they are performing is Don Quixote and the reviews have all been positive.  So for a few hours tonight all thoughts of church politics, meetings, and the like will be forgotten.  Well, perhaps not quite forgotten ...

Have a good week.

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