I know my place. Not sure I do, as there are so many clubs out there! Do you remember the John Cleese, Ronnie Barker & Ronnie Corbett sketch? Taking a poke at the class system.

“I look up to him; I look down on him … I know my place”. The caste system is deeply rooted in the belief in karma and reincarnation. Karma refers to both the actions and the consequences of the actions. 

How do you know if you are reincarnated? It is said that an easy way to detect a reincarnated soul is similar gestures such as body language, laugh, physical expressions, etc. Personality traits may carry over as well, like stubbornness, boldness, curiosity, or other distinct qualities of the late person.

Mama mia! It’s easy to understand karma – our actions have consequences. We reap what we sow. I get that. Not sure about reincarnation though. When I analyse my personality traits, the thought of another ‘me’ coming back into this world is ‘kinda scary’. Social clubs have rules and regulations – not something I embrace. Churches are no different. When you question what’s going on, ask why this and why that, the curtain is pulled down, you get branded as ‘awkward’. Ranks close.

I’m thinking of walking around with a pineapple. In the 17th century when it was introduced to Europe, pineapple was a luxury; a symbol of power and wealth.  Folk rented one to show their class. I look up to him, he’s got a pineapple. Sounds daft, but true. I wonder if carrying a tin of pineapple chunks around would have the same effect? Be less prickly! Mind you, the way the cost of living is rising, pineapples will again be for the rich.

You may well be thinking at this point, if you bothered reading this far, he’s finally lost it. You could be right. What I haven’t lost is the simplicity of my Christian faith. It keeps me going, day after day. One God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. No matter how the Trinity gets adapted for class, differing beliefs, muddled by those claiming to have the whole truth, theological spin doctors and the like, for me it does not change. It was, it is and it always will be.

If you would like a chat I am always available

‘Bye for now and God bless

Rev Andrew