my soul’s longing

March 15, 2019

There is a psalm for every human mood and emotion. There are psalms for every joy and grief, for pain and loss, for tentative curiosity and for confident hope. There are psalms to express delight…

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searching together

March 14, 2019

That’s a great picture of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis together.  I have spent time this week taking part in the twice-yearly Anglican Catholic dialogue of Aotearoa New Zealand…

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six years on

March 13, 2019

On this day six years ago Jorge Borgoglio was elected as pope beginning his ministry as Pope Francis…

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life-giving law

March 11, 2019

Most of us are not too keen on rules. Something in us fears that law will limit our liberty and therefore we will be less happy. The underlying fear is that we will be more likely to be happy when…

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tempted & growing

March 10, 2019

Instead of going down that track of settling for the thing I think I want that’s actually a temptation, we are much better off if we become aware of the desire we have for something greater…

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sinners at table

March 9, 2019

Immediately on being elected pope in the Sistine Chapel in March 2013 Pope Francis said to the cardinals who elected him: “I am a great sinner confident in the patience and mercy of God. In suffering, I accept…

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fasting for freedom

March 8, 2019

Fasting is fashionable today, for fighting disease, enhancing heart health, boosting brain function, aiding weight loss, delaying ageing and helping concentration…

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united in worship

March 7, 2019

And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of…

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forty days of growth

March 6, 2019

It’s Ash Wednesday and today’s reflection takes the form of a five minute podcast. You might listen sitting at home with your morning coffee, or perhaps on the drive to work…

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pancake Tuesday

March 5, 2019

And this is the kind of ‘spring-cleaning’ that is the purpose and heart of Lent: a letting go of all that limits us, restricts us, and therefore prevents us finding the happiness we seek…

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there is a way

March 4, 2019

It’s Monday morning and for many a new work and study week begins. These first hours of the week can be difficult. Perhaps the weekend didn’t give the rest we needed and the tasks of the week ahead…

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a man, a boy & a donkey

March 3, 2019

The man and boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, until at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey…

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lest we forget

February 26, 2019

Why are you a part of the Church? I’m part of the church not because of the priests and the people of the church…

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Oscars inspiration

February 25, 2019

There are some some notable exceptions including Matthew McConaughey’s 2015 acceptance speech when awarded the Best Actor Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club…

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