Monday, 13 July 2009

12th July (transferred)

I lived in Belfast between 1979 and 1990 and here is a photo which then would have seemed impossible - Ian Paisley (DUP) and Martin McGinness (Sinn Fein) sitting on the stairs of Stormont sharing a joke together. It fills me with great joy.

How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in unity!

It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron's beard,
down upon the collar of his robes.

It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.

I send warm greetings to all my Protestant friends living in Northern Ireland - may the sun shine on all your parades today.