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pointing where?

There is a line often used in theology that reminds me of the complexity of human life and gives me great hope: “God writes straight with the crooked lines of my life…(Read More)

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing me this cross, and also pointing out the “Pointers”, the two stars that indicate the Southern Cross. Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer…(Read More)

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember grandad showing me this cross, and the “Pointers”, the two stars that seem to point to the Southern Cross. Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer’. He…(Read More)

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most sought-after constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing me this cross, and also pointing out the “Pointers”, the two stars that indicate the Southern Cross. Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a…(Read More)

point to Jesus

Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer’. He is pointing away from himself and towards Jesus. This popular image (as in this section of Matthias Grunewald’s painting ca. 1480-1528 from the Isenheim Altarpiece), points us to the heart of the purpose of the life of John the Baptist…(Read More)

ChCh diocese

Today, the feast of the birth of John the Baptist, is the feast day of our Christchurch diocese, since the Baptist is our patron saint. I caught myself seeking an image for this post, and focussing on the thousands of available images of our Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament reduced to ruins by the February…(Read More)

the forerunner

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing me this cross, and also pointing out the “Pointers”, the two stars that indicate the Southern Cross. Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer…(Read More)

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most recognisable constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing me this cross, and also pointing out the “Pointers”, the two stars that indicate the Southern Cross. Many artistic representations of John the Baptist show him as a ‘pointer…(Read More)

homily studio 19/1

Each week I will upload a post entitled “homily studio,” followed by the date of the relevant Sunday eg 19 Jan. On this page I will simply drop a selection of possible homily starters and resources. It is up to the preacher then to pick and choose from the smorgasbord of possibilities. Second Sunday in…(Read More)