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Have you heard the expression 'as weak as water'? Well when it is in a small container, water can appear weak. It does not have the strong flavour of tea or coffee and it certainly does not have the power to change our behaviour like beer or wine might. But is water really weak?

I recently visited a waterfall in Cumbria, called Aira Force. The stream above the fall was tranquil. It made pleasant trickling sounds and although it was very pretty it seemed fairly weak. The falls themselves were a different matter. The pounding of the water, that same water, had the strength to wear away rocks. The sounds the water made were no longer gentle but almost deafening.

I have a book mark with a picture of scenery a bit like that in Cumbria and the words on it are 'Seigneur tu es ma force,' which means 'Lord you are my strength'. With God on our side we are not as weak as water but as strong as Aira Force.

Jane Jones, Sutton Coldfield
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Jun 26, 2003
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