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Posted under: Something for the Spirit

[9 Nov 2010 ]
For grief: (adapted by G Crowe from John O Donohue’s  Book of Blessings)
When you lose someone you love,
Your life becomes strange,
The ground beneath you is fragile,
Your eyes are unsure
Your voice has no confidence.
Your heart grows heavy with loss;
And though this loss has wounded others too,
No one knows ...continue reading »

Posted under: Something for the Spirit

[9 Nov 2010 ]
Here is a poem I adapted from an article I read by the Vicar Janet Gaden reflecting on the death of her husband
Don’t tell me about the resurrection:
Don’t talk to me about the resurrection
Not just yet,
Until you’ve listened to me about this death
It all seems so unreal to me now.
...continue reading »

Posted under: Something for the Spirit

[3 Nov 2010 ]
Recently I asked the congregation to recall a place where we experience the subtle sound of stillness. Each of us has a place where we are able to experience the sound of stillness, whether it be the outback, the Australian bush, a Chapel, an old ruin, our own sitting room listening to a beautiful piece ...continue reading »

Posted under: Reflections

[3 Nov 2010 ]
For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. In him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your ...continue reading »

Posted under: Reflections

[3 Nov 2010 ]
‘God so loved the world’ (John 3:16) is one of the most well known verses in the Christian tradition. The question arises for me; who or what is God, and what is this love? I experience in my personal life feelings I might name love, love for my family, my wife, my children. There are ...continue reading »

Posted under: Reflections

[3 Nov 2010 ]
That you might be strengthened in the inner person being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend the breadth and length, and height and depth, to know the love of Christ, which passes all understanding. That you might be filled with the fullness of God
Ephesians 3
There is no doubt we ...continue reading »

Posted under: Something for the Spirit

[3 Nov 2010 ]
When I was a child I believed what I was told. Revelation was being told the truth about an Ultimate Reality that had already occurred. In terms of religious belief, I believed God had planned out the history of life from the beginning. Then God caused the prophets to experience something who then put that ...continue reading »
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