with Easter joy

April 21, 2019

Just as the earthquake shook the land at the moment of Jesus’ death, it was an earthquake that helped to bring our diocese to its knees nine years ago. This places us firmly with the first disciples of Jesus…

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the sign

April 20, 2019

… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field…

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facing fear

April 19, 2019

We spend most of our lives running from death and the daily moments that feel deathly. We do our best to avoid such uncomfortable realities and expend time, energy and resources trying to avoid anything that hints at death…

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at table

April 18, 2019

In comparison with moralism, Christianity is something more and something different. Our activity, our moral capacity is not placed at the beginning…

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horizon shifting

April 17, 2019

In the minds of many stress has become fashionable and people who seem relaxed in the midst of daily demands are almost viewed with suspicion…

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a kneeling church

April 16, 2019

And so the church that once stood strong and militant marching in step has been brought to its knees. And in this humility we find ourselves where Christ needs us not standing proud, but humbly kneeling…

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together

April 15, 2019

It is my experience that when I set out to find friends I fail finding the attempt frustrating and exhausting. However when I seek to live fully in relationship with Jesus Christ, friends arrive, and I have no doubt are…

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full immersion

April 14, 2019

Our adult life of faith, actively seeking maturity in following Christ, demands as a first step the reawakening of a desire to be fully and authentically human…

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leisure at last

April 13, 2019

Do you ever find that you long for a break from the busyness of life, the weekend comes and goes, and on Monday you wake with the feeling that you need another weekend…

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the divine whisper

April 12, 2019

“take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace…

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humble in prayer

April 11, 2019

It is a beautiful thing to stand and sit and kneel with others in liturgy. While our voices pray in unison the prayers and responses of the Mass, so too our bodies stand together, and sit together and kneel together…

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truth & freedom

April 10, 2019

The child without thinking reaches out and grasps hold of maybe a finger and holds on. Perhaps they are thinking that if they hold on they will be more secure…

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look up

April 9, 2019

We need something to look up to, to lift our gaze beyond the loss of perspective that too easily comes when we become preoccupied with the things that are important but not essential…

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come in!

April 8, 2019

Tragically we fail to realise how much happier and healthier we would be if we recognised the sound of Jesus at the door of our lives and responded by inviting him in…

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a new deed

April 7, 2019

…self-esteem is not a human achievement. Healthy self-esteem is the fruit of knowing that we are loved even as imperfect, weak and vulnerable sinners…

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