a bit of colour

May 14, 2020

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…

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just pruning

May 13, 2020

Perhaps the pain you are experiencing today is not a cutting that causes death but a pruning that is preparing you to live more freely and fully…

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no trouble

May 12, 2020

Jesus wishes to say something precise to us. He knows that in life the worst anxiety, agitation, is born from a feeling of not making it, of feeling alone…

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in human form

May 11, 2020

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

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touchstone

May 10, 2020

For many years I have found it helpful to carry a “touchstone” with me, a constant and tangible reminder of the most important thing…

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pray big

May 9, 2020

The emails that have accompanied most of the prayer requests I have received this week have been moving and inspiring…

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many rooms

May 8, 2020

It’s all very well for Jesus to tell us not to be troubled, but when we are feeling troubled it’s not easy to shift the feeling…

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inclusivity

May 7, 2020

The church is not called to be a place where every person easily feels at home, but an environment of growth for people who seek maturity of faith…

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light in darkness

May 6, 2020

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey…

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plainly speaking

May 5, 2020

I like the bold approach of the Jews, marching up to Jesus as he strolls between the columns: “If you are the Christ, tell us plainly…

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thirsty?

May 4, 2020

People who see God as useful for a bit of a hand every now and then will quickly tire of the psalms. The psalms are too full-on, too passionate, too heart-felt, too all-or-nothing…

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abundance

May 3, 2020

Our confinement has given birth to new possibilities, new ways of living and of thriving that are even more satisfying than the way we existed before…

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at last I can see

May 1, 2020

“…we have no other way of walking toward our fulfilment except through the circumstances in which we find ourselves…

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the desert road

April 30, 2020

And so, we went about our lives distracted, pretending that we could control everything. The circumstances, however, spoiled our plans…

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