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Tapping into the Power of Patience

‘Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.’ – Bruce Lee ‘Patience doesn’t mean passivity or resignation, but power. It’s an emotionally freeing practice of waiting, watching, and knowing when to act.’  Judith Orloff, MD These pieces of wisdom are strong reminders that patience is a vital life skill. Without it we […]

Thursday 26 September

Haggai 1:1-8, Psalm 149, Luke 9:7-9 Power game reversed Powerful people generally silence rivals. Herod the tetrarch is no exception. In the widespread confusion about the true identity of Jesus, he becomes curious. But, like Pilate, his curiosity is not rooted in genuine desire, but political advantage. Like modern-day Communists, he also discovers that merely […]

Monday, 26 November

THIRTY FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Psalm 24, Apocalypse 14: 1-5, Luke 21: 1-4 Power of the poor At a time when celebrities donate extravagant sums of money, the picture of the widow offering her two copper coins strikes a very modern chord. The Greek word “poverty’ translates as ‘deficiency’ or ‘need’, so she understood […]

Inscription for the wall of a power station

A topical poem for Social Justice Week Matiu Jackson fell from the face of a dam, 18 years old and lately out of borstal. They buried him without a tangi. John Ball died here drunk, yelling, Pinned under the blade of a bulldozer. Thomas Macfarlane, killed when the tunnel caved in… Ko te Kawana rite […]