ring the bells

April 23, 2020

“To the person of faith, it’s a moment of grace; to the person without faith, it’s a moment of peace. What’s not to like…

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only in God

April 22, 2020

I was out for a walk last night soon after sunset, clear sky, Southern Cross above, and the International Space Station passing – a human presence in the skies…

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dear friends

April 21, 2020

…not the restoration of a familiar world order, but a new world where human achievements, personal successes and health are signs that point us beyond…

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lighting darkness

April 20, 2020

Returning to the way things were is the “recession” of which we should have the most fear…

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adult faith

April 19, 2020

Healthy doubt leads to robust questioning and searching. It is this process that develops faith that is rooted in God and rooted in reality…

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no longer lay

April 18, 2020

One of the most unhelpful terms in the life of the church is the word “lay” as applied to Christians who are not clergy…

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gone fishing

April 17, 2020

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

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getting physical

April 16, 2020

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…

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talking together

April 15, 2020

Many of us began 2020 with hope-filled goals for the year. Perhaps we were still tracking well through February into early March but then the virus threat became lockdown…

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with new minds

April 14, 2020

You might have heard the story of the Mexican fisherman who every morning rose early and fished for a couple of hours to catch enough to feed his family and to maintain his simple peaceful lifestyle…

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stay safe

April 13, 2020

“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts…

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without fear

April 12, 2020

This path involves accepting the fact that I am not locked down, I have instead allowed my fears and anxieties to lock me up…

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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because there can be no love without suffering…

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Holy Thursday

April 9, 2020

In our roles with the National Liturgy Office Catherine Gibbs and I are co-ordinating a Good Friday online liturgy with people throughout New Zealand leading us in prayer…

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to listen

April 8, 2020

Listen for the silence. Then stand within that space. For often, it is only within that silence that we can truly hear…

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