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In Christ Jesus, we were willed, loved and desired

When an adolescent is not or does not feel loved, then violence can be born. Behind so many forms of social hatred and of hooliganism there is often a heart that has not been recognised.

The Good News

We get so used to some things that their significance becomes lost to us. St Paul refers often to the “Good News” he proclaims. It was good news indeed – a doctrine of love… of a spirit-filled life and of hope in the next life. Good News indeed! The Old Testament was all about this […]

No Greater Love

“A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 When I hear the above mentioned expression that a man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends, I usually think of a war situation in which one soldier gives his […]

What drives your faith?

From ancient times to the present day most religious worship throughout the world is based on fear… terror of a wrathful deity who demands sacrifice to appease him. In the Old Testament times the widespread worship of Baal required that parents sacrifice their first-born child to gain his favour. The Old Testament turned around this […]

Getting a Handle on Things

I’ve just spent a week in the Marlborough Sounds with my old yachting mate, Pat, at his bach. Nothing much to do.  Nothing much we can do.  He’s 91 and I’m 81. So I have all the time in the world to do some serious thinking to get a better handle on things,  with the […]

Sunday 27 May

Pentecost Acts 2:1-11, Ps 104, 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13, John 20:19-23 One spirit has been given to us all One spirit has been given to us all: aunt, grandfather, black, yellow, drifter, immigrant, single, married, divorced, alcoholic, gambler, daily communicant, recovering Catholic, abuser, abused, waitress, busker, poet, recluse, lesbian, transgender, nurse, artist, monk, firefighter, addict, […]