Saturday, July 22, 2006

Bottled water - while stocks last


In London for a couple of days and struck again by the enormity of the place. It's like fifty cities in one. A million people in Westminster alone. Just about every ethnic group I can imagine. Vertiginous wealth and profound poverty within spitting distance of each other...

Yesterday, in the baking sun, Oxford Street was a mass of hot humanity scurrying from shrine to shrine in the devotions and oblations of the religion of the West, Materialism (which could be said to be the fastest growing religion in the world - neck and neck with its Middle Eastern chief rival, Islam).

But what satisfaction is there in this frantic faith? Beyond the golden arches, there are only dying rainforests and CocaCola is certainly not the real thing.

‘People, people everywhere and not a drop to drink’ (Adulterated Coleridge…)

‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ (Unadulterated Jesus)

6 comments:

dee-braveheart said...

you know James .... now i never ever thought that i would be the one to say this and it has to be a true testimony to God in me but I am getting to teh place where shopping no longer satisfys??????
miracles are still occuring today praise God

normal said...

Wonders never cease, Dee!

Bapt said...

wow dee... i'm amazed!

tschaka said...

I'm sure some people would argue that shopping is demonic! I think there's some mileage in that... :{

TJ said...

Whatever shopping is I try to do it as little as possible.

; ) The TJ

dee-braveheart said...

tachaka now i am convicted cheers bro need more folks like you stright down teh line keep it coming
as for others you know me full of surprises
time i went to add an entry to my blog i think