Day 90 Revd. Tim Heaton’s Thought for the Day

My Inbox is bulging with photos of gorgeous roses. Beauty for brokenness. A big thank you to everyone who sent one in and I’m sorry if you didn’t get an individual reply – I was somewhat overwhelmed.

In a totally arbitrary fashion I judge the winner to be Janet Botterill for this stunning picture of Lady of Shalott. (My David Austin Handbook of Roses tells me the name is the title of a poem by Tennyson and it was bred to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1809.)

Perhaps we might also remember that besides St Barnabas the rose is also a symbol of our very own St Mary, the Mystic Rose. Red for her love and white for her purity, she is rightly represented by the most beautiful of all flowers.

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