Jon Kennedy's 'Postcards from
his soj
ourn in Northern Ireland'

A County Donegal photo album


Jon Kennedy  


JONAL ENTRY 1297 | JULY 4 2013

 

For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift in the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the effect of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brings justification.

— from Paul's epistle to the Romans, 5, from today's
Orthodox lectionary readings

See homiletical thought below.

Diary: As conditionally promised, below is a few views of County Donegal from the dozens of pictures and videos I took last week while holidaying at a self-catering cottage on the Fanad Peninsula. If I get a chance, I hope to add a video blog later.

The celtic cross above next to a picturesque pond just up the road from our self-catering commemorates three patriots who killed their landlord. We watched a DVD of Far and Away later that evening, in which a patriot played by Tom Cruz sets out to kill his landlord (to avenge the murder of his Da by the Landlord's henchmen). But he ends up marrying the landlord's daughter and moving to Oklahoma. The part of the movie set in Ireland is the best since The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Above and below are two views of the Fanad Lightouse, a sight that always inspires shutterbugging.

These photos and more were taken on our first evening in Donegal; most of the week, except for Wednesday, was rainy. Click the montage below to see 57 larger views of the area in my Google+ Donegal album.

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Homiletical thought: Justification is the Lord's gift to any who chooses to accept it. That choice is the first step in a life of walking with the Lamb of God whose death on the cross was sufficient to wash away the sins of the whole world. Every time we worship Him in our praises, prayers, and partaking in the mysteries, we renew our choice and take another step beside and behind Him.

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My wife and I were eating in a restaurant the other day, when a fella walked up to me and threw a prawn cocktail over me. I aked what that was for, he replied, "thats just for starters".

— Irish jokes

Thought

Sinners, without whom there would be no church, will always fall, but the church, quoting its Lord, always tells them, "Get up and sin no more."

— JK


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