Tag Archives: vulnerability

The human face of a vulnerable God

Jean-Paul Sartre once wrote a play entitled: ‘The Living Dead”. The climactic scene is set in the attic of a house in France during World War II, where a half dozen captured members of the Resistance are being kept. The … Continue reading

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Cornered?

Have you ever wondered why this building was designed to be more-or-less round? Well, don’t you know, “The devil can’t corner you in here!” we say. Like in the boxing ring, the combatants in the corner are at either end … Continue reading

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Lent begins again: Why?

We begin a journey of some forty days, which mirrors Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). We continue to observe the season of Lent, year after year, as we approach the most holy of Christian days — Easter, … Continue reading

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Checking our Image of God

Do you know “Good Old Uncle George”? (1) Listen to this description of what happens when a family makes a visit to Uncle George who lives in, and never really leaves, his formidable mansion. At the end of the brief … Continue reading

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Funeral sermon during Christmas

I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angles, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love … Continue reading

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Talking about toast

“I want butter on my toast, but not too much.””You’ve spread it on too thinly. I want a whole wad of it.” “You’re being wasteful. You’ll use up the tub in a couple of days.” “If you didn’t burn the … Continue reading

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Coming clean

Recently a member of my parish shared with me this joke: An elderly woman walked into the church. The friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the flight of steps. “Where would you like to sit?” … Continue reading

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