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Whenever I put up a date-dependent post I’m bound to get reactions. And some of them snarky. I get told that I’m not taking into account that this particular date hasn’t arrived yet in Britain, or USA, or wherever that person happens to be. The reaction is always there for a feast day, liturgical celebration, or to an April Fools joke of mine. Of course when USA finally gets round to swamping the world with their April Fools jokes the rest of us are half way through April 2. If they are funny, I still laugh. And I certainly am conscious that the world is round; not flat. And that USA is a day behind us.

When California is still celebrating Christ’s death, we, here in relatively-close Aotearoa New Zealand, are already celebrating his resurrection. When we are lying on the beach in a hot summer, others are knee-deep, shoveling snow from their driveways in the grip of winter.

The world is round.

Let’s get used to it.

It’s a parable people.

Flat-earth perspective sees everything only from one point of view. Mine. Round-earth perspective understands that whilst I experience something this way, others have quite a different, even the opposite, and equally-valid understanding.

Flat-earth spirituality: I am right – you are wrong; end of story. Round-earth spirituality: I am right; you see this quite differently; you can also be right….

I call what I see “Earth”; you call it “Země”, and “Bumi”, and “Dünya”… I call the focus of my life “God”; you call this…

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