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Finally, Easter

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning o ers an Easter reflection for readers.


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“April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with Spring rain.”

THE lines are from T S Eliot’s perplexing masterpiece, The Waste Land. They allude to the fact that though, for most, the worst of the winter is past, spring is often tentative and we find ourselves taking two steps forward and one step back. Flowers bud, trees blossom; and then an unseasonal frost sets things back weeks, or a cold period of rain stunts growth for a season.

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Inside this month EASTER SPECIAL Reflection from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland FROM HOMELESSNESS TO PRIMUS Focus on the leader of the Scottish Episcopal Church ON THE RAILS The work of the Railway Chaplaincy and Railway Pastors