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being real

being real

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

love

love

Today's first reading is the magnificent hymn of love from St. Paul's first letter to the people of Corinth. I recall once meeting with a couple to prepare their...

Pentecost fire

Pentecost fire

Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding was inspiring and makes an ideal reflection for today's great feast of Pentecost. I especially enjoyed when the...

Monday morn

Monday morn

The gospel readings of each Sunday are a central part of the nourishment given in the liturgy which sets us up for the week ahead. Too often the gospel is not heard or...

where is love ?

where is love ?

Christmas Greetings to you all. There are many things that I could share in this Christmas day clip, but the image that keeps coming to mind is the Christmas dinner...

a touchstone

a touchstone

A good homily story I heard a number of years ago had as its punch-line "remember that the most important thing, is to always keep the most important thing, as the most...

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...

love is…

love is…

One of the great privileges in the life of a priest is to celebrate weddings. I am very aware that the last thing that the couple or their family and friends gathered...

safely restored

safely restored

I have no doubt that over the centuries today's gospel reading has fired up many a preacher of the fire and brimstone sermon style. Here is the end of today's gospel:...

fall in love, again

fall in love, again

It is a glorious summer's morning here in Cheviot. I'm thinking of the many people around the world who are suffering the weather at present with, extreme cold in the...

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He tangata

He tangata

So that people know which table you are at simply scribble FFF on a table napkin, take a seat and wait.

Abraham and ONE God

Abraham and ONE God

This was the confidence of Abraham’s faith. We have nothing to fear. Everything is given to us.

just be perfect

just be perfect

The scriptures have all the drama, intrigue, sex and violence offered by any modern novel or TV mini-series.

the pits

the pits

The Psalms were prayers that Jesus knew by heart and prayed daily from memory.

who or what ?

who or what ?

We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?