The lyrics to Metallica's Master of Puppets kept going on in my head after I read this week's Gospel. Its tough message this week. A very simple one but tough. I think many of us are to some degree infatuated with making money. Whether it's to bring us to a better life, give us more … Continue reading Obey your Master
This week's Gospel is like a Trilogy. 3 parables about things that have been lost, and eventually found. The lost sheep - where the shepherd leaves the 99 to go look for that lost one. The lost coin - where the lady turns the house inside out to find it. And the lost son, - … Continue reading Lost
There's a few passages in the bible that Jesus asks us to hate, especially people, which I found odd. Today's gospel again shows this up as he says "If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone … Continue reading Hate?
"Make us know the shortness of our life that we may gain wisdom of heart.Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever? Show pity to your servants." O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.
I had the privilege to hear a little history lesson on the Cathedral at a Landings session and we learnt that for a Church to be elevated to "Cathedral" status, it literally needs to contain a physical chair which is the Bishop's seat, and no one else can take that seat. This is reminiscent of … Continue reading Take a seat
This week's Gospel speaks of the narrow door which we are called to enter. Strangely or maybe not so strangely, narrow arteries came to my mind. This past week has been pretty reflective for me. What is God asking of me? Am I lacking in some area of my life? Is there a new thing … Continue reading The narrow door
What a week! The drama began on the Tuesday after I got back to work and sought my office GP for a referral letter to see a cardiologist because of the chest discomfort. To her credit, she told me to escalate the matter to the medical conceirge to make sure I get an appointment that … Continue reading Heartfelt story…