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August 1, 2018

Recently I spent a week or so with my young grandchildren, which included some time when their parents were away. One evening the 6 year old tore himself away from a fast moving video game to ask me what my book was about.… More

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More Learning from Bears and Bees

‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like best, and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.’ (AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh )

It has been said that anticipating the pleasure is more delicious than the pleasure itself.… More

Who Are You, Jesus?

5. Learning from The Velveteen Rabbit

‘What is REAL?’ asked the Rabbit one day. ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

Let’s think about this comment from Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit (see below).… More

Who Are You, Jesus? – 4. God who shares in our humanity

We continue an earlier discussion on how Jesus identified, not only with victims, but with all of us in our weakness, struggles and failures.

We share the divine life through the Holy Spirit ‘living in us.’ The other side to that is the mystery of God in Jesus who partakes in our humanity.More

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