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Lenten learnings

Isn’t Lent a time of reflection, of self-examination, and prayer? Shouldn’t we arrive at the other end with some direction or thoughts about the big stuff of our lives? Continue reading

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Praying our baptismal vows (Part 6)

The sacrament of baptism is more than a one-day celebration; it is a life-long commitment. This week: “Will you strive to safeguard the integrity of God’s creation, and respect, sustain and renew the life of the Earth?” Continue reading

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Confession Tuesday

Our Lenten walk may be at odds with the norms at work around us, but if for a moment we can pay attention to what we actually experience, not just what we believe, but what experience reveals as real, then we know that these forty days might feel shadowy and strange compared to the bright lights, blaring music and petty nattering of the world around us, but that we are nonetheless encountering undeniable truth about who we are and what this life is for. Continue reading

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Avoiding Lenten loopholes

I was a little unprepared for the amount of shock people had when they learned that part of my Lenten devotion entailed giving up coffee. People seemed generally surprised that I would make this decision. Some saw it as akin to pigs flying and hell freezing over. Continue reading

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My child called

Children’s misbehaviour shocks us out of our habits. A child calls its parents to consider themselves anew: that which is unnecessary must fall away. Continue reading

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What are you thinking?

What are you thinking as Jesus walks to the Cross? As an amplification of the Passion Narrative, and for those who may wish for Stations of the Cross meditations for Holy Week observance: The following uses stations derived from the gospels that were chosen by John Paul 2 in 1991 as an alternate to the traditional 14 stations. Continue reading

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While a retreat may not be productive in the traditional sense, it is a beneficial time to re-focus, re-energise, and re-charge. It is a time to celebrate being instead of doing. Continue reading

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Taking time for Lent

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is among the most complex happenings I’ve ever witnessed. Today, I’m sure I heard mention of, or saw displayed, every emotion imaginable to humankind. From a Christian perspective, this cacophony of emotion felt a bit like experiencing the whole liturgical year all at once. In these Lenten days, though, I am reminded that repentance cannot be rushed or confused. Continue reading

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Lent Madness moves into the saintly sixteen!

Lent Madness–voting for saints in head-to-head match-ups to determine the winner of the Golden Halo–is fun, and a great way to be inspired by the cloud of witnesses that supports us in our journeys in faith. And so much more interesting than basketball… Continue reading

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March 16, 2014: Lent 2

How will your people respond to your mirror-that-is-a-sermon this Sunday? Will they hear what they want to hear and thus receive the blessing with which they bless? Hearing the hope they bear within themselves already (thanks to grace) reflected back at them? Or will they walk away pondering your words in confusion? Perhaps faithful questioning leads to confusing answers… Continue reading

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