Pentecost
fully alive

fully alive

Jesus did not make the disciples into uniformed robots capable of satisfying little more than the letter or religious law

God going viral

God going viral

For many good and faith-filled people the Church is experienced as a room closed with the door locked.

a new harmony

a new harmony

There is always a temptation to build “nests”, to cling to our little group, to the things and people we like, to resist all contamination. It is only a small step from a nest to a sect

Pentecost prep

Pentecost prep

It’s Pentecost this weekend. The presence of the Holy Spirit with us in every breath gives us hope in every daily decision

renewed youth

renewed youth

Last weekend I was with a group in Sydney who are seeking to live with greater familiarity with Jesus Christ. "Familiarity with Christ" was a recurring mantra of the...

praying for peace

praying for peace

A powerful Pentecost image of peace (Pentecost Sunday evening Rome time) when, at the invitation of Pope Francis, the Palestinian and Israeli presidents met in the...

peace & D-Day

peace & D-Day

It is 70 years since D-Day. The anniversary commemorations are remarkable for their bringing together of people from all sides of the conflict. German chancellor...

one foot outside?

one foot outside?

You have heard me comment about Fr. Robert Barron’s wordonfire.com website, and his inspiring Youtube clips on a variety of contemporary topics. A few weeks ago I was...

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growing young

growing young

A simple experiment will give a more personal experience of the life that is on offer.

sky gazing

sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home