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‘Who do you say that you are?’

“Christian” is a word that this world still needs. What it means is something this world desperately still needs. I don’t want this word to lose all its meaning. I don’t want to cede it to people whose primary agenda is resisting social change or reinforcing existing power structures. Continue reading

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Cancer and the cross

Last year, my wife signed her paperwork for Chemotherapy on Maundy Thursday. These are my reflections. Continue reading

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Love’s Prerequisite

It is an individualistic and self-focused world that has made our love for ourselves a criteria for loving our Lord and our neighbours. Scripture, however, says no such thing. Continue reading

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Stand

Citizens of Heaven stand, first, in God’s Country. We stand in a place where love is the law, and where compassion is the exercise of that law. We stand in a place where justice and mercy are never contradictory, and where glory and humility are mirrored in each other. Continue reading

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Living beatitudes

How do the Beatitudes speak to our life as Christians in this world that is so often turned upside down, and in which fear and hate seem to run wild? Continue reading

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A loving heart

Lessons from a child: the world needs more compassion: more people caring about the feelings of loved ones and strangers; more people to ignore whatever the crowd suggests is appropriate, and instead focus on the opportunity to demonstrate love. Continue reading

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Responding to the King

Before we reset the clock, and start our liturgical year over again, let me ask a question: what is our response to Jesus as the one who is king of our lives? Continue reading

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Gutter balls and the love of neighbour

We sometimes miss just how radical Jesus’ teaching was. If I truly loved my neighbour as myself, shouldn’t I rejoice in another child’s high score, just as much as my son’s? Continue reading

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Day of the Dead:  reflections on the missing and murdered

I pray that November 2nd, The Day of the Dead, will be a time when we remember our loved ones and give thanks for the imprint of love that they have left on us. But I pray, too, that it will be a day of repentance. Repentance: turning around, turning around to look again for the ones we have failed. Continue reading

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“You are loved”

Let us hear in our hearts, and share with the hearts we encounter, the truth for us all: you are loved. Continue reading

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