reconciliation

cats mice & grace

One of this morning's Press cartoons reminded me of a moment of grace I experienced last weekend. Tragically my moments of grace too often get ignored or quickly...

just do it!

just do it!

For every one of us the term Sacrament of Confession, Penance or Reconciliation brings up many different responses reactions or feelings.  Tragically there are many...

the God of mercy

the God of mercy

Meeting the God of mercy in the Year of Mercy. It would be a great tragedy if all that we did during this Year of Mercy was to speak more about mercy and to be more...

a liminal life

a liminal life

The life of a Christian is lived most fully when it is experienced as a "liminal" existence, on the threshold of heaven. That's a great word "liminal", "occupying a...

divine mercy

divine mercy

Last Sunday I reflected on the significance of Easter Sunday morning for the future worship of Christians. These disciples could have chosen Thursday evening (the time...

just do it

just do it

In a couple of hours I will celebrate the Vigil Mass for the Fourth Sunday of the season of Advent. Since last Tuesday evening when we priests of the diocese of...

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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