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The will of God – creation,incarnation,passion – March 25

In both Mel Gibson’s ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and, more recently, Mark Burnett’s ‘The Bible’, the devil stands by watching Jesus’ moments of agony. Contemporary Jesuit writer, James Martin, SJ, describes three temptations facing Jesus during his Passion: The … Continue reading

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There’s a wild-ness to God’s mercy

“Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths … All your paths, O Lord, are steadfast, love and faithfulness To those who hold on to your promise …” (Psalm 25:4,10) When I walked fifty kilometers on the … Continue reading

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The long journey – Lent 1A

We don’t often see the humour in the creation stories around Adam and Eve (Genesis 2-3). Perhaps because so many centuries of debate and dogma and doctrine-making put such a heavy burden on the sacred text. But, if we can … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday! (funeral sermon)

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26) It … Continue reading

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There’s no place on earth

People of faith, since the beginning, have been on the move. Even when they settled down for a while, they created ways of practising the journey — of moving from Point A to Point B. Rome, central to the story … Continue reading

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Marriage: Read the fine print!

    Standing outdoors in this beautiful location to celebrate your marriage naturally brings me to the first story of creation in the Bible (Genesis 1). God created Adam and Eve to love one another. Their home was truly an outdoor … Continue reading

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It’s ok to fall (3): Jesus leads us there

The beginning of a story introduces the characters, but it also sets things up for what readers can expect later in the book. The writer of a good story will craft, early on, a good ‘set up’ for the plot … Continue reading

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