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loving fathers

loving fathers

In these Coronavirus days there is a strong sense of shared uncertainty and fear. I had a video meeting yesterday with several friends in Italy, each in isolation in their own homes.

two men

two men

The scriptures given for today’s feast of the Holy Innocents presents us with two men, one a photocopy, the other an original

the visionary

the visionary

This pattern is repeated throughout history and in our own time those who stand for truth, goodness, beauty, integrity and justice are often rejected.

for fathers

for fathers

These fathers were pondering the presence of God, and in conversation with them later it was clear that they knew they were doing the most important thing

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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you