Discipleship

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

Love!

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 […]
June 25, 2022

DISTURBING THE PEACE!

There is a sense of purpose, immediacy, and danger framing Jesus’ movements in Luke’s Gospel (9:51-62) as we watch Jesus looking steadily towards Jerusalem, the end of his life and […]
September 3, 2022

How Far Will You Go?

The way we speak is important, the words we use to share information and demand attention are critical.  Yet the words Jesus said to his followers (Luke 14:25-35) are intentionally […]
June 2, 2023

Being Commissioned!

There are eleven disciples at the top of the mountain with Jesus, in Galilee, in their final gathering together, as Matthew tells us in his Gospel (28:16-20). Its time for […]