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Monday 15 April

Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 27; John 12:1-11 Very costly ointment We need tenderness in our life of faith. Tenderness reaches into the reservoir of love in us and in the other. I noticed the other morning how carefully this young student held the hand of a homeless man crossing the street. Our daily life is punctuated […]

Sunday 31 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Return to the Lord We hear the story of the Prodigal Son again today. It reminds us that the season of Lent is about returning and coming home to the Lord. It is a time to reflect on our lives and […]

Friday 15 March

Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130; Matthew 5:20-26 Saying and doing A person of integrity tries to live what they profess and believe. Often, however, there can be blind spots in the practice of our faith. We do some things well and others not so well. Jesus wants us to try and give the totality of our […]

Sit and Sip

On my recent retreat the theme that challenged me was to ‘sit and sip’. It centred on ‘having a cup of tea’! All very innocuous we might think, but a full cup of wisdom present. The expression that focussed the retreat was part of Thich Nhat Hanh’s theme of ‘mindfulness’. That is, being mindful to […]