Being Disciples and Finding Hope

As I write, the US election result looms, and Remembrance Day is near. Anxiety is a common feeling at present in our world. The result of...

Living with the Ebb and Flow of Faith

This week we recall St Simon and St Jude. We really know nothing about them, apart from their listing among the people chosen by Jesus to...

Moving Forward in Good Faith

I sometimes find that I am bothered by passages of scripture like the midweek Gospel from Luke 12: 39-48. The story speaks of ‘the master...

Hildegard of Bingen (d. 1179)

September 17 is Hildegard’s liturgical feast day, when we remember this remarkable woman: abbess, artist, author, composer, mystic,...

Keeping Faith in God’s Bigger World

Luke 11:42-46 is our midweek Gospel reading. But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect...

Living by the Grace of God

Then he looked up at his disciples and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. ‘Blessed are you who are...

What kind of man is this?

Again this week, the mid-week Gospel reading (Matthew 8:23-27), is similar to last Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus and the disciples in a...

Mary and Martha of Bethany

Remembering Mary and Martha is appropriate mid-week. If Sunday is a day of attentiveness ‘choosing the better way,’ then at the midweek...

Staying the distance with Mary Magdalene

It’s good to be back from two week’s leave! Preferring not to take public transport I enjoyed listening to the radio along the way. One...

The Coming of the Light

The first of July is a day of great celebration for the church of the Torres Strait. It’s the date of the arrival of Christian...

A New Way of Living

One of the many joys I find about having grandchildren is that I can again ‘playact;’ I can enter roles that evoke different characters,...

Genesis, Genealogies, and Guides to Faith

Our family has spent some time in recent years looking into our family tree. We’ve discovered convicts, struggle, success and tragedy....

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