funerals
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.”

God’s kind keeping

God’s kind keeping

It is the evening of All Souls day. Always this day is, for me as for many others, a day filled with memories of those loved and loved by who have died. As we pray in...

funerals

funerals

In a rural parish, funerals are a significant gathering of friends and neighbours with family. This week in the Hurunui I have assisted with two funerals; Katie after a...

funerals, and hope

funerals, and hope

Last month I celebrated Mass on the anniversary of the death of my mother (9 February 2009) and father (10 February 2010). My father would often comment that we could...

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to forgive

to forgive

We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.

here and now

here and now

In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.

not very Christian

not very Christian

Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.

call to maturity

call to maturity

The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.

a-maze-ing

a-maze-ing

The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.