freedom
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.

freedom

freedom

Humans are made for freedom which is why we react so strongly against anything that appears to limit our liberty. However our understanding of freedom is often very...

freedom

freedom

Hopefully you find the time in the next day or two to savour this inspiring talk on freedom given last weekend by Fr. Julian Carron at the University of Notre Dame. The...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.