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just follow

It is significant that the disciples had already worked hard all night. They would have been tired and hungry and ready for a sleep. But it was precisely when all their human efforts had brought no results that they were open to divine power…(Read More)

following desire

In every moment, any human is motivated by attraction, or by resistance. Those who are beginners in life’s journey simply go with attraction and act against whatever they consider to be distasteful…(Read More)

just chatting

I was on the road very early this morning, soon after 6. As I flicked through radio channels I happened to hear the word “Mass” as one of the morning hosts on a popular Christchurch station was talking about how she was rostered on the children’s liturgy yesterday but couldn’t get her car…(Read More)

just intolerable

It is clear from gospel evidence that the presence of Jesus on earth two thousand years ago was not a comfortable presence for many of those who encountered him. While the humble and publicly needy were lifted up by his mercy and embrace, the powerful and proud were crushed by his challenges to them and…(Read More)

just do it

In a couple of hours I will celebrate the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of the season of Advent. Since last Tuesday evening when we priests of the diocese of Christchurch gathered with Bishop Barry for our annual Advent celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation together, I have been reflecting a lot on the…(Read More)


The disciples do not feel abandoned. They do not consider Jesus to have disappeared far away but are convinced of a new presence of Jesus…(Read More)

the new life

I’ll never have the experience of a mother giving birth to a child and I’m ok with that, with mothers commenting that men have got no idea what real pain is…(Read More)

broken ?

Broken like a light-bulb, good for nothing? No! I’m broken like a jigsaw puzzle, full of potential and ready to become what I am created to be…(Read More)

worshipping what ?

if we don’t make a conscious choice about what or who we worship, we will indiscriminately and sub-consciously grasp at something or someone to place at the centre of our lives…(Read More)

which team

And how beautiful it is!  It is like getting our lives back, getting a new chance.  Nothing is more beautiful than to have a new chance…(Read More)

all or nothing

Watching live-streamed Mass? Try turning off after the homily and spending the next ten minutes praying with the scriptures you have heard…(Read More)

a bit of colour

I usually spend a day with the following day’s scripture so that in the evening I have something to share in these FFF posts…(Read More)

in human form

All people know loneliness. All people know isolation, despair, All people are afflicted in their hearts or bodies by sores and wounds…(Read More)

gone fishing

Jesus asks them about fishing, something they knew about, their ordinary, everyday, practical human reality…(Read More)

getting physical

We have filled the space left by the lack of availability of the sacraments with live-streamed liturgies. But because we humans are physical creatures a virtual connection is always inadequate…(Read More)