Despair

April 28, 2018

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters…

A small, dirty, frightened, horrified boy was found clinging onto his dead father’s body, as he wrapped himself around his father’s chest trying to wake up his father. The man […]
December 31, 2019

The Massacre in the Midst of Christmas

Great horror erupts in the heart of this text from Matthew 2:13-23.  In the middle of the Christmas story, the advent of the birth of Jesus as has been told […]
August 10, 2020

Hope in Times of Despair

During this week I have been praying about the dreadful explosion in Beirut, and for the people affected by the horror of this latest disaster.  I have also been remembering […]
February 26, 2022

And The Earth Shall Tremble! Psalm 46

Luke’s telling of the story of the transfiguration of Jesus is a moment of stillness for us to be together with Jesus and the three disciples in God’s presence.  A […]
December 8, 2022

Celebrating Joyfully in the Face of Despair

Today is Gaudete Sunday, celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. During this season, our Advent prayers and reflections have echoes of Lent as this was, in the early church, […]
August 2, 2023

The Sound of Sheer Silence!

I’ve been wondering about finding God in the darkness, not at the top of mountains, but in the valleys and trenches of war and violence, in the darkness of unkindness […]
February 9, 2024

Despair and Hope!

I wonder what the transfiguration of Jesus would look like to our eyes and minds today if we were present as this happened.  As we reflect on the divinity and […]