Abraham
the beginning

the beginning

We reduce Christian faith to a pretty gentle existence in a comfortable church, a few minutes every day to pray,… It’s not much like the adventure that Abram embraced.

humble in prayer

humble in prayer

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.

never 2 L8 4 God

never 2 L8 4 God

Today's first reading continues the Abraham story from verse 3 of Genesis chapter 17. It's a shame that verse 1 has been omitted since it contains a significant detail:...

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sabbatical update

sabbatical update

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growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin