March 4, 2018

Hope for the Hopeless

‘But enough was not enough. Who ever saw the limit in the given anyhow?’ (1991:46) These words, written by Seamus Heaney come from a poem called Wheels within Wheels, included […]
April 25, 2018

What We Do For Love

I was watching a programme the other night on TV on the life of Martin Luther King on the anniversary of his death which included a couple of important comments I […]
September 22, 2018

Courage and Kindness

There is a significant story which needs to be told repeatedly so it never goes away, so it can never be denied. It is a story we don’t often see, […]
September 24, 2018

Power and Service

Power is a seductive, exciting, possibility. Each of us, generally has power in some or most aspects of our lives.  Apart from those who are abused, where each moment of […]
June 5, 2019

Courage and Humility

It takes a great deal of courage and humility to acknowledge differences between one another and to be able to sit with differences, let differences exist and not be frightened […]
July 12, 2019


When we commence a journey we plan and prepare.  I’ve recently returned from the UK and my planning started months ago, booking flights, car parking, booking a hire car, places to […]
July 19, 2019

The Way of Life

I read this familiar story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) with pleasure and recognised the questions it always raises for me, I suspect, like many of you.  As I […]
June 20, 2020

Fear and Love

Our inability and unwillingness to speak about fear and what frightens us, and Jesus’ clear expectation we will face division and brokenness in our lives because of the world’s response […]
February 4, 2022

The Biggest Catch of Your Life!

A line in the Gospel reading (Luke 5:1-11) resonated powerfully with me as I prepared this reflection, when Jesus said to Simon:  ‘Put out into the deep water and let […]