Lockdown reflections
God remembers

God remembers

Take courage and comfort remembering that God is remembering you and protecting you.

what do YOU say ?

what do YOU say ?

Take a moment to savour the image above. It’s Peter on his way to the tomb of Jesus on the morning of the resurrection.

from the past

from the past

If you want to know the extent to which you are dependant on God, just take a moment to find your pulse.

the wounded healer

the wounded healer

I’m writing this reflection the evening before you will read it, twenty-five years to the day since Henri Nouwen’s sudden death.

the light

the light

Last night a friend in Auckland spent his lockdown evening with telescope and camera and captured this image of Saturn.

bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.

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growing young

growing young

A simple experiment will give a more personal experience of the life that is on offer.

sky gazing

sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home