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good enough

good enough

And then I was reminded at my uncle’s 90th birthday party last month of the priest who married my grandparents telling them at their 1927 wedding: “Do your best, and leave the rest to God.”

it’s raining

it’s raining

It is early Sunday morning here at Hawarden in the heart of the drought-stricken Hurunui district. Apart from a few hours of periodic drizzle throughout 2014 there has...

rain for our roots

rain for our roots

There is never a dull moment as a priest living parish life, especially on a Hurunui Sunday. It is now just after 2 on a Sunday afternoon and I am back at Hawarden...

rain

rain

Here in the Hurunui district of Canterbury, the Good Shepherd parish is suffering a lack of rain. By the end of every February into March, the end of the New Zealand...

skype & sun & rain

skype & sun & rain

Many readers will remember Pope John Paul’s visit to New Zealand in November 1986. I had been ordained as a priest just twelve months earlier, and because our...

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follow

follow

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feasting the cross

feasting the cross

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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