life
consider carefully

consider carefully

In primary school geography I learnt that human settlements were often established where there were rivers.

bones alive

bones alive

I am now going to open your graves; I mean to raise you from your graves, my people … and you will live.

choosing life

choosing life

Our greatest human desire is not to be free of suffering and pain, but to live whatever reality is present in the great company…

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.”

art & beauty & life

art & beauty & life

One news report says that she lives in “isolation” but she would never say that of herself. As these brief clips below show the heart of her life was relationship with God and therefore she was never alone

being real

being real

Somewhere we picked up the false idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad.

real food

real food

There are many different kinds of food and I don't just mean the stuff we put into our mouths. A few years ago a number of chicken soup books were published offering...

choose life

choose life

I remember turning up the driveway of Holy Cross College Mosgiel on the day I entered the seminary and seeing a marble statue of Jesus carrying his cross heading out...

choosing life

choosing life

This week the End of Life Choice bill has been debated in the New Zealand parliament resulting in the decision to send the bill to Select Committee and consult citizens...

thinking next year

thinking next year

A few months ago I was speaking to a young person who said he hoped to know his plans for next year by the middle of this year. Since then a number of other people have...

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just one thing

just one thing

they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner. 

open the gates

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.