September 12, 2020

The Unmerciful Servant

Forgiveness is an extraordinary gift to offer and receive; it is life-changing and provides hope beyond anything that can be imagined.  It is a response which Jesus’ followers are invited […]
July 10, 2021

God’s Justice and Mercy

Some people still say today, politics and religion don’t mix, the two should be kept separate and as a Christian I apparently have no right to have a faith opinion […]
August 20, 2022

God’s Mercy and Grace!

This week has been a hard week for many Anglicans as they watch the news and try to make sense of the act of division imposed on our Anglican church […]
October 15, 2022

God’s Justice Always Prevails!

In recent days, I have been reflecting on our very personal, human demands for justice, mercy and compassion; and, I have been hearing about the sense of guilt as we […]
May 6, 2023

You who pour mercy into hell….

There’s a poem by Leonard Cohen which starts: ‘You who pour mercy into hell’…! It is from this perspective I start my reflection on three Bible readings which bring together […]
June 8, 2023

Mercy not Sacrifice!

‘Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice’.  For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners. (Matt. 9:13) I am struck by the encounter […]
September 15, 2023

The Gift of Forgiveness!

The story of the Unforgiving Slave is one of the most challenging of Jesus’ parables in Matthew’s Gospel (18:21-35).   In the preceding verses, Jesus had been talking emphatically to his […]