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28 March 2022

The Loving Gaze

31 March 2021

What does Resurrection Mean?

What does resurrection mean?  What difference does belief in the resurrection of Jesus make to your life? The Dalai Llama once asked this question of a Christian sitting next to him at a John Main […]
24 June 2020

We stand today…

Fr Greg Boyle SJ, Homeboy Industries Fr Greg Joseph Boyle, SJ, is an American Roman Catholic Jesuit priest who is founder and Director of Homeboy Industries, the world’s largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program, and former […]
11 June 2020

I have fought the good fight

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Tim 4:7   Stephen Shanthakumar Kathirkamu is a Tamil Asylum Seeker who escaped persecution to seek refuge in Australia. His […]
4 June 2020

Imaginative Contemplation

Kerry Holland shares an experience of Imaginative Contemplation… All of us can probably recall a moment in a fair amount of detail when we were hurt or touched by good fortune. Mostly we can recall […]
18 May 2020

A Few Good Wo/Men

… when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, (saying), Peace be unto you. Jn 20:19   LOCKDOWN Images of the Disciples […]
18 May 2020

In the age of covid-19, ‘what is truth?’

In the age of covid-19, ‘what is truth?’ Jn 18:38 I am the way and truth and life. … If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. Jn 14:6-7   GRIEF CYCLE Shock – Denial […]
11 May 2020

Why is Plan B always Plan B??

 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11   Because Plan A is the ‘go to’ […]
5 May 2020

Going beyond the information given

Going beyond the information given – Jerome Bruner 1957.   Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him … Lk 24:31.   Sputnik’s 1957 launch into space by the Russians had shattered USA’s technological confidence. […]
29 April 2020

Into the Mystic

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.” Mt 17:2   Family time is precious! When shared in the beauty of New Zealand’s Fiordland, my […]
20 April 2020

What is essential to my own lived faith?

They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts. Acts 2:46 And where there is change, there is the letting go of the old and the giving birth to the new. Sr. […]
17 April 2020

The Risen Christ

The risen Christ is mistaken as a gardener, a fellow traveller, a fisherman offering advice – the risen Christ seems to look like everyone after the resurrection. Richard Rohr.   As bushfires ravaged the NSW coast […]
6 April 2020

The liberating power of compassion and faith

As a result of the courageous and radical way he lived his life, and the saving love he embodied for all humanity, he threatened the political, social and religious authorities of his day so much […]
1 April 2020

Where the Hell is God?

“Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  John 9:2  “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him.” 9:3 “My […]
18 March 2020

Intentions

I’m just a soul whose intentions are good…  Nina Simone 1964    One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.  Mt 4:4   ‘Oh, […]
4 March 2020

Walking Meditation

To walk contemplatively in nature, is not to hike, not to be in a rush to reach the end, but to be receptive to the present moment, to be open to wonder. The experience of […]