suffering
the pathway

the pathway

The cross does not mean that I should simply put up with suffering, becoming co-dependant on a grossly unfair situation

had enough ?

had enough ?

But remember where the chapter began: Elijah praying: Lord,  “I have had enough. Take my life”

this rich earth

this rich earth

A life lived abundantly will touch the reality of suffering and death daily.

Christ the King

Christ the King

The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.

pray & heal

pray & heal

We are challenged by Jesus to forgive those who harm us, but as hard as we try we are unable to do this and often we don’t even want to forgive.

growing pains

growing pains

The one who embraces this journey soon discovers that the pathway provided is more personally tailored to us than any life we might create for ourselves.

the new life

the new life

I’ll never have the experience of a mother giving birth to a child and I’m ok with that, with mothers commenting that men have got no idea what real pain is.

broken ?

broken ?

Broken like a light-bulb, good for nothing? No! I’m broken like a jigsaw puzzle, full of potential and ready to become what I am created to be.

truth tellers

truth tellers

It only takes one person living uncompromisingly in relationship with Jesus Christ to begin a movement of renewal

just pruning

just pruning

Perhaps the pain you are experiencing today is not a cutting that causes death but a pruning that is preparing you to live more freely and fully ?

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.