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this rich earth

this rich earth

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

hope emerging

hope emerging

Yesterday I had the privilege of taking part in the Funeral Mass and burial rites of a much-loved Christchurch woman. Wendy died early last week decades too young at...

facing reality

facing reality

Today I'm at one of the many very beautiful cemeteries of the Hurunui. We the family and friends of one who has died, have gathered here in Waikari to bury him. When we...

funeral homily

funeral homily

I had hoped to put the funeral homilies from the Vigil and Funeral Masses for Bishop Barry Jones online here at Food For Faith, but unfortunately due to slip-ups with...

celebrating life?

celebrating life?

Today a friend posted this blog posting on funerals on his Facebook page. Thanks Pete for sharing this - a very helpful reflection....

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open the gates

For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.

be the first

be the first

With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.

so simple

so simple

These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.

get dressed

get dressed

This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.

sense-able ?

sense-able ?

With ears that are tuned to diverse frequencies I begin to delight in different dialects