A new beginning

I have decided to start a blog.

About what? you may ask.

About my thoughts about faith and politics, I say.

Ah no, not another “holy Joe” out to save the world, you sigh.

Well! you are right and wrong in that. My middle name is Joseph but I am far from being holy, nor am I able to make myself holy. I say.

OK, you may say, but why start a blog? why should we take time to read it? what do you think you know that you think we don’t know? Are you some sort of expert on life all of a sudden?

I am no expert! I say defencelessly, I don’t think I know everything and there is absolutely no reason that I can give you why you should waste your time on my blogs, but here’s the thing!

John Donne wrote these words many years ago,

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

Whither we like it or not, we are all interconnected, all belong to each other, all need each other, all responsible for each other and all respond to each other.

My blogs will be about me needing you more than you needing me.