freedom
to live

to live

Their hindsight became foresight, an ability to live in the present without hurt from the past and free of fear of the future.

to freedom

to freedom

The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness

the power of love

the power of love

As a person grows up they want to liberate themselves and become free and adult

freedom from fear

freedom from fear

When Jesus acknowledges the reality of fear in our lives, he gives us a way forward

abundance

abundance

Our confinement has given birth to new possibilities, new ways of living and of thriving that are even more satisfying than the way we existed before.

truth & freedom

truth & freedom

The child without thinking reaches out and grasps hold of maybe a finger and holds on. Perhaps they are thinking that if they hold on they will be more secure?

living law

living law

Perhaps the most tragic misunderstanding of Christian faith is to think that it’s all about rules and regulations. This is a reduction of faith to moralism and legalism. 

the way of freedom

the way of freedom

If you sometimes feel driven and trapped by your compulsion and activity you might find this reflection helpful

faith & freedom

faith & freedom

Last week’s sacking of Australian Rugby star Israel Folau probably might signal a change in our New Zealand position of diversity of freedom and lifestyle

called to maturity

called to maturity

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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who or what ?

who or what ?

We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?

signs please God

signs please God

It was the opening of today’s gospel that prompted me to seek signs: This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign.

Our Father

Our Father

a father taught his child to pray this prayer especially in the middle of the night when the child woke and felt sad or anxious.

just do it

just do it

I received a letter from the bishop of Christchurch (Denis Hanrahan) which began: Dear John, I am happy to inform you

tempted ?

tempted ?

Temptation is usually understood as an impulse to choose wrong over right, bad over evil, unhealthy over healthy