A mad woman asked my wife about the book we are assembling. ‘What is it about?’ she demanded.

‘Passion’, Myfanwy replied.

The usual reaction shot back.

‘What do you mean by that?’

Myfanwy’s answer was short and sharp.

‘It follows on from the Passion of Christ= what you live for, what you die for, what you give your entire heart to.’

‘Oh, I see’ the mad woman said.

The Hebrew of the Jewish Bible, in the First and Second Commandments, speaks of loving with our ‘all-ness’, with our ‘very-ness.’ This is passion.