death
All Souls

All Souls

By looking at the graves, before which countless memories return, we remember how they lived, what they loved

an inner peak

an inner peak

I know a few people, including several Food For Faith followers, who are nearing death. Some of these are elderly and accepting that their life on earth is naturally coming to an end. Others, well before their time, are struggling with poor health and living with diagnoses of terminal illness.

this rich earth

this rich earth

A life lived abundantly will touch the reality of suffering and death daily.

without fear

without fear

The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations.

living the storm

living the storm

The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits, and priorities.

death & life

death & life

I have often quoted the High School principal who when asked to name the specific reason for the existence of her school responded: “We exist to prepare our students for death.”

facing fear

facing fear

We spend most of our lives running from death and the daily moments that feel deathly. We do our best to avoid such uncomfortable realities and expend time, energy and resources trying to avoid anything that hints at death.

the threshold

the threshold

Grief is the price we pay for love, and this week the many family and friends who love and are loved by Fr. Graeme Blackburn have been gripped by grief at his tragic...

choosing life

choosing life

This week the End of Life Choice bill has been debated in the New Zealand parliament resulting in the decision to send the bill to Select Committee and consult citizens...

never be afraid

never be afraid

It is 40 years ago today that my paternal grandfather William O'Connor died. Grandad spent the last few weeks of his life not on the Gray's Corner Farm where he had...

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