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Re-seeing Dublin

One of the things I love getting to do is show off Dublin to people who come to visit. Whether it is ministry partners from the States or colleagues in Communitas, having a day or two to walk people around the city and share what we are dreaming is one of my favorite things! Over […]

by bob

Mar 15, 2017

One of the things I love getting to do is show off Dublin to people who come to visit. Whether it is ministry partners from the States or colleagues in Communitas, having a day or two to walk people around the city and share what we are dreaming is one of my favorite things!

Over the past couple of days Marcus Fritsch, who is part of Communitas’ global leadership team was in town…and we did a lot of walking around.

Each time I give one of these ‘tours’ I get a chance to re-see some things about where I live, and I always notice a few things I haven’t noticed before. I wanted to share a couple of things I saw again while walking about with Marcus.

This is a cemetery about a 5-minute walk from our home. While there are many gravestones that look quite old, some are very new. It is such a peaceful place.
If you watched Saturday Night Live this past weekend, one of the skits opened with a quick shot of the Dublin Convention Centre for no apparent reason.
With the recent headlines about Tuam and Magdalene, it was freshly heart-breaking to re-see the famine memorial and remember another awful crime visited upon Ireland and its people.
If you are wondering about the guy on the ground…that is Marcus looking for a good shot.
I’m assuming the decorating job at Abbey Court has to be new, because I can’t believe I never noticed that before.
One of the things that jumped out at me about Communitas when I first went to their web page was that they have a picture of the Ha’Penny bridge on their front page. I figured, they must have a lot going on in Dublin. I have no idea what the two guys on the side are doing.
This will always be one of my favorite views of Dublin. Looking out at Dublin Port and the Dublin Mountains from Clontarf.

What about Bob?

bob

I grew up in Western New York and have started and led missional church planting efforts for a little over 30 years. As you might gather, I have opinions about the church, and I share some of them here.

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