Homilies tagged with ‘love’

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Green Vanilla Tea – A love story

On the weekend of the 21 and 22 September Marie Williams shared from her recently best selling book Green Vanilla Tea,  a story of compassion and courage in the face of a deadly and little understood illness. A beautifully written book where in she relates the heartache and humour, about their family journey through the unfamiliar territory of […]

What do we need to do, to heal the world?

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It is interesting that this is our gospel reading on the night/day we consider and choose leadership in our country. A day when we ask : what are my values, what is best for us all, what and who will I choose? Almost every major religion or spiritual practice puts a low value of having […]

Meeting the Spiritual Needs of People

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Bob Aldred tells his life experience and how how we can meet the spiritual needs of each other. Not everything is as we assume, or as we perceive it. As a young Minister in my first church, one elderly lady parishioner was going on holidays, and as is expected of Ministers, she put it on […]

Mystical Moments

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Today I want to say a few words about the mystery, awe and wonder of the mystical. Often a neglected part of Christian life, mysticism can be an amazing way to experience the Divine in the deepest part of our being. This can happen anywhere, at any time. In fact, both Scripture readings reveal the […]

Remembering with Hope

Let me tell you a story by Mulla Nasruddin a 13th cent visionary Sufi and mystic jester from Akshehir in Turkey. His teaching stories reveal the paradoxes of conditioned living with humor. THE ROYAL PIGEON Mulla Nasruddin became prime minister to the king. Once while he wandered through the palace, he saw a royal falcon. […]

Where is God in Suffering?

For just a moment, can you imagine Philip saying to Jesus: ‘hey listen mate, show us the Father, and we’re all gonna be satisfied’.  You see, Jesus has been talking about his Father so much that a little bit of impatience is setting in.  But what a response he gets ‘Whoever has seen me has […]

Immortal Diamond

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In Richard Rohr’s marvelous book, “IMMORTAL DIAMOND, the Search for our true self” (Richard for those who may not know is a Franciscan priest and author of many books). He tells a story about a young couple putting their newborn in the nursery for the night. Their four year old son said to them “I […]