.. I believe the Holy Spirit was that silent, seemingly absent mother of the parable who whispered into the heart of the father all the prodigal generosity that characterised him.
And what about those 50 who were killed in the Mosques in New Zealand? ...
.. He seems to imply they’re an inevitable part of living in a world where human evil and fallibility inevitably have horrible consequences, like the appalling effects in January of the poorly built dam that collapsed in Brazil, killing over 300 people.
.. people who voted for Brexit because they wanted change but who will find that it all turns to dust; they will be the ones to suffer most.
.. I take nothing for granted. Every new day is a gift ...
.. Lent is a time to look long and hard at Jesus, and as we do so, we are invited to take a long hard look at ourselves, at our world and at the church.
.. in a storm we become reliant on supernatural forces. We are turned to that which lies beyond and for many that is God, the creator, author and sustainer of our natural world.
.. What image comes to you when you think of the enormity of God’s power creating the universe from The Big Bang onwards and the myriad of galaxies that flowed from it?
.. If we go to church enough, if we lead a godly and spiritual life, if we think of others as much or more than ourselves ... we will be blessed. Sadly, this kind of formulaic thinking is not accurate.
... partnerships and marriage especially seem to be the design for human beings.