The ancient Glastonbury Thorn has been destroyed.

Cromwell and his puritan zealots failed in the effort before; perhaps God will see fit to confound this latest attack, too.

Either way… Christendom’s sinful arrogance and compromise have brought us to this sad symbolic reminder that we have wasted our inheritance on riotous living.

‘By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion…’

O Come, O Come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel.

For those unfamiliar with the Glastonbury Thorn, here is a reflection on this ancient Anglican piece of catholic identity.