LISA Pathfinder in space. Credit: ESA/C. Carreau

20 June 2017

After sixteen months of science operations, LISA Pathfinder will complete its mission on 30 June, having successfully demonstrated the technology to build ESA’s future space observatory of gravitational waves.

Into the Pink – Robert Matthew Goldstein June 24 2017

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

Source: Into the Pink

Life is Waiting 

Photo Credit: MakeItUltra™ Giverny ~ France

“Life is waiting everywhere, the future is flowering everywhere, but we only see a small part of it and step on much of it with our feet.” ~[H…]

Source: Life is Waiting 

To God 9 June 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc
Admonition Three

Of Perfect and Imperfect Obedience

Day 5:The Lord says in the Gospel: they “that do not renounce all that they possess cannot be” a “disciple” and “they that will save their life, shall lose it.”

A person is truly obedient when they leave all they possess, lose their body (and their soul), and wholly obeys their superior, doing whatever the superior requires – (provided the person know that what they do is good and not contrary to the superior’s will).   If at times a person sees things which would be better, or more useful to, them than those which the superior asks of them, let them sacrifice their will to God.  Let them strive to fulfil the work requested by the superior. This is true and charitable obedience, which is pleasing to God and to one’s neighbour.

Day 6: If, however, a superior commands anything of a person that is against the person’s soul, it is permissible for the person to disobey.  However, the person must not leave the superior.  If as a result the person suffers persecution from some, they should love their persecutors the more for God’s sake.

For the one who would rather suffer persecutions, than wish to be separated from their brethren, truly abides in perfect obedience. Because they lay down their life for their brethren.

There are many religious who, under pretext of seeing better things than those which their superiors command, look back and return to the vomit of their own will. These are murders and by their bad example they cause the loss of many souls.

 I have not ever been able to understand why it is/ was laudable to stay around while injustice reigned.
We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.
Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, hpestreetjust down the street. It is a member of the Uniting Church of Australia, I don’t know where it sits as in Wesleyan, Presbyterian or Congregational. The church is very Franciscan and there is a complete spectrum of ages present.
It is not a Catholic church but coming from a non denominational parish that is of no consequence. It is one which follows the Two Holy Ordinances and is very focused on the word.
Last weeks Gospel reading covered the matter of Fasting and Prayer and we were challenged by the Pastor to fast in some way – from food, media, mobile phone, TV and to Pray for a period of 3 months.
So far I find fasting easier than prayer?????

Admonition Three. 2017. Admonition Three. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 09 June 2017].

Walking away to God, or pride 6 – 5 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc

I shall find the exact Admonition before posting this., Recently I have resigned from the Blue Mountains Franciscan Church, in just such a situation.

A group of fellow Communites , conceptualized by the Superior and Parish priest, had intended to develop an Association of churches.  The company name had been registered  with the deprtment of fair trading and all requirements met.

Until said Superior decided to withdraw because he had decided that another was trying to be “boss”  in an organization never mentioned to have one.

The one putting his heart and soul into gathering  all together for Liturgy in my eye”s was cast aside due to Church politics?

Whether from Pride or exasperation my wife and I resigned from the Blue Mountain”s Franciscan Church.    Why mention  Jessica? Well, for many months she had become more and more  dissatisfied with the lack of fellowship  offered by a service  delivered  only through Skype.  We felt that the way Bishop Peter and his Community were treated was unfair.

Jessica  desired the human companionship that comes only through personal contact with other live people.

Technology  is wonderful  but, until  it suplants everything  else,  Christians  in the flesh are what she needs.

After deciding that I had become too old for the  epic Sunday Journey to the  Mountains I ,too, remained at home.  Presiding and  Preaching via the TV,which, essentially, is what Skype is. I could  not see the value of presiding  at home when it was thought invalid and another went through the motions in the mountains.

We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.

Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, just down the street.

To God

How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Reports on the disappearance of bees and butterflies, and the threat that poses to our food supply and economy, have prompted many of us to reexamine our use of pesticides. In one Iowa city, park o…

Source: How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams

If any of my Runes Blog followers want to know what a story looks like in an immersive  360 degree virtual world, I made this short video which was the best I could do using Fraps and Filmora and a…[come visit me]

Source: Mistwood Gallery on Storybrook – desert mice and dreams