September 27, 2019

Discipleship and Hope

I was recently watching my grandson’s weekly swimming lesson.  While at the pool, I saw a young father play and encourage his small son as the lesson progressed. Each week […]
January 27, 2020

Discipleship is not Convenient!

The reading today fills a liminal space in Matthew’s Gospel (4:12-25). It follows the ‘Temptation of Jesus’ and occurs just before the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes.  Matthew’s […]
July 11, 2020

The Gleanings of the Field

About 18 years ago, my father asked me if I had considered being ordained as a priest.  I remember the occasion vividly as I was packing up to come back […]
April 3, 2021

Will You Follow Jesus? An Easter Sunday Reflection

The gospel stories give us an invitation, an open ending for a new chapter ready to be written for God’s creation, for our world.   We are all presented with a […]
July 3, 2021

Tourism Discipleship!

During this week I’ve had a number of conversations unexpectedly highlighting our choices of what to see and believe and consequently, how we build our identity.  The random conversations included: […]
April 2, 2022


I have been reflecting this week on how we show love: love for one another and for God.  John’s gospel story of a meal with Jesus, Mary and Martha with […]