Hope

December 13, 2013

Nelson Mandela – The Death of An Extraordinary Man

I have a sense that we are witnessing the passing of an era, a consequence of the death of an extraordinary human being, someone who has shaped the consciences of […]
February 26, 2017

Hope and Forgiveness

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Matthew 5:21-37 I want to give thanks to God for your resilience, courage and patience, for your fortitude and life-giving community today as I […]
April 16, 2017

The In-Between Times, Death and Resurrection

HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER EVE Gospel Matthew 28:1-10 We are living in ‘in-between times’; this time between Jesus’ dreadful crucifixion and murder, as we wait for the Sabbath to be over […]
April 17, 2017

Fear and Greed in a World Without Hope

In a world full of fear and greed, it is easy to lose hope.   There is something comprehensively pernicious about the apparent ease with which our worldview in the last […]
April 25, 2017

After Easter comes Resurrection

The story of Jesus appearing to the frightened disciples and Thomas’s demands to see and touch the risen Jesus in John 20:19-31 is timely, as we prepare for Anzac Day, as […]
August 10, 2017

Hope in the Face of Uncertainty

The Transfiguration of Our Lord  Mark 9:2-10 I have been thinking in recent weeks about the loss of hope which seems to be a regular part of our conversations. Friends […]
August 26, 2017

The Persistence of Prayer

Matthew 15:10-20) 21-28  I always find this an interesting story to think and pray about. On the one hand, it offers enormous hope and a firm conviction that prayer is […]
October 22, 2017

Resurrection and Hope

I have been reflecting in recent times, on how desperately we try to fix the world in our own image to suit our own purposes; and, how desperately we resist […]
January 19, 2018

Being Called into Creation

There is something deeply powerful and marvellous, joyful even in the experience of ‘being called’ and recognised, especially and particularly by someone who loves you, and all of us have […]