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a better way

a better way

Jesus reminds us that His kingdom is not of this world warning that his followers would often feel alien even among family and friends

a greater power

a greater power

If you are following the gospel readings this week you might find them a bit fearsome with their focus on the end of this earthly world. But something much better is being offered to us

a new kind of reign

a new kind of reign

a reflection for Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time It was considered important for our ancestors, even until recent decades, to live within the boundaries and safety of...

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sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

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

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.

a friend within

a friend within

Let’s learn both from Anton’s life and from John’s reflection to seek more passionately the ultimate relationship