Published by Peter Ruddock
I am, first and last, just human. Although some may dispute that, I have done tests and it is true.
I am Christian. God saw how badly I needed grace, how little I deserved it, and was gracious anyway. For that, I owe him my all.
My wife is a truly beautiful person, in every way, and my son is my joy.
By profession I am a teacher, although teaching is more than just a job to me. My life metaphor sees life as a battle. Every day, a war rages for our hearts. I see my job as a soldier, fighting to help people regain their lost hearts. My primary battlefield is the classroom.
I support Crystal Palace Football Club with a faithfulness that the club does not always reciprocate. I love football.
I love books, films and poetry. I love good food and good wine. They will probably carve "Hansa, please" on my tombstone. I love nature. I love art. I love sport. I love games - especially chess and Magic the Gathering. I love '80s Christian Metal and I love the music of Haydn and Mozart.
I am constantly appalled at the depths to which humans can sink. Myself included. I am constantly inspired by the beauty of people's selfless acts. Myself included.
I believe that life is short. We spend too much time chasing the wind, looking for happiness in fleeting things, when the only true joy and fulfilment comes from serving a purpose higher and bigger than our lives. And even then, only when we give it our all. Give sacrificially.
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