to forgive

March 26, 2019

My lack of forgiveness rarely affects the one who has caused my pain, but it has a huge negative effect on me emotionally, physically, psychologically and therefore spiritually…

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breaking & entering

March 25, 2019

Because Mary already sought to live with openness to God’s call to her, she was able, at least after the original shock of finding an angel in her kitchen, to recognise God…

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holy ground

March 24, 2019

Our homes, our workplaces and our communities are holy ground when we communicate with Jesus in these places. In these conversations heaven and earth are linked and named holy…

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called to maturity

March 23, 2019

I was in an airport at 1.30pm yesterday afternoon when the nearby TV was turned to full volume so that the Muslim call to prayer could be clearly heard…

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the visionary

March 22, 2019

This pattern is repeated throughout history and in our own time those who stand for truth, goodness, beauty, integrity and justice are often rejected…

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two good men

March 21, 2019

There are many people who might be materially poor yet whose lives are driven by the unhealthy desire to acquire possessions…

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a beautiful journey

March 20, 2019

While we think we are happiest when we are standing on the winner’s podium of the goals we set ourselves, our greater desire is to be united in a journey towards the goal…

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for fathers

March 19, 2019

These fathers were pondering the presence of God, and in conversation with them later it was clear that they knew they were doing the most important thing…

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Christ with us

March 18, 2019

We are indeed brothers and sisters, Muslim and Christians calling Abraham our father in faith, united in our belief in One God…

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united in prayer

March 17, 2019

“Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord”. We know that our loving God has not caused this pain, but the freedom God gives us as a mark of his great love has been tragically misused and abused…

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let us sow love

March 16, 2019

Here in Christchurch as I write it’s late evening on Friday 15 March, a day that will be forever remembered as one of our nation’s darkest days…

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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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