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Do things ever really change?

In the moving of life, we wrestle with God born within us, and God raised from death. In these two mysteries which we believe are reality, we find ways to return, to move, breathe, and grow. Continue reading

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Do it again!

Yes God has created us. But God also sustains us, and so each moment, God calls us to be again. Continue reading

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Over your dead body

I hope death will not be soon for any of us, but it will happen at some point. So while we are living here on this earth we have a choice to make: to deny or embrace the responsibility we have as watershed disciples, even over our dead bodies. Continue reading

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Entitlement and creation

Dominion over something that was never ours to begin with, or domination over something to which we feel entitled? If I believe that all of creation, everything that makes up the material universe living and not, springs from the same source, have I reckoned the cost of what I want on that creation? Have I considered that it too is loved by God and have I treated it with love? Continue reading

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Context

How different is it now when water and blood drop from headless corpses strung from colonnades built millennia ago? When refugees wash up drowned on our shores, or fall out of sealed four wheeled tombs? Continue reading

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Take, O Take Me As I Am

I believe we are called to live and respond as spiritual people in this world, and for me that means living my life according to the baptismal promises. This at times requires me to respond as a mirror, and reflect the faith of the church community back to the world. Other times this requires me to respond as a window, so that others can see through me, the presence of Jesus. Continue reading

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Into the unknown

Into this unknown I travel, be it foggy or clear, always with the presence of God. Into this unknown we travel as the community of faith in Jesus. Continue reading

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Expect the unexpected

This week I confess that I tried my hardest to portray a certain image. I had the opportunity to showcase to others through the media, a little of who I am, what I believe and what I do. I was aware that I wanted to portray a certain aspect of me, and not necessarily show others all of who I am. Continue reading

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What am I doing?

I was frustrated, and in a moment of clarity, I said to myself, “What am I doing? I am a priest; this cannot be the work of the church!” Continue reading

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For the beauty of creation – Litter Skeet?

How can we sing hymns extolling the beauty of creation, the goodness of all that God has given us, while degrading it each and every step of the way? Continue reading

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