Why does God have so few friends?

St Teresa of Avila: “Oh my Lord, when will You stop scattering obstacles in our path?” Jesus: “Do not complain, daughter, for that is how I treat my friends.” Teresa: “If this is how You treat your friends, it is no wonder You have so few!”   (Some poetic licence...

God has left the building

When is time at its ripest For the slow, steady footsteps to fall, Ever softer, That they may be heard no more; That their well-worn shuffle may no further Stir the dust of these dying halls?   Tell me now For I must know the timing of these things! I demand an...

Do you see her?

Do you see her?   Do you see her? Asked the Teacher. She has been relegated to your periphery For the focus of your gaze Falls only on those you hold with praise.   Her frantic, lavish giving Has made the worship of My Name Resound within the Heavenlies,...

August Newsletter 2020

Hi everyone, In the crazy season of our lives, our newsletter to you all is a few weeks late. Apologies for the wait, but it’s good to connect with you all on some our family news. The past six months have been a wonderful challenge and opportunity for growth. With...

Podcast

Hi everyone, Just a quick note that I have shifted some of my attention away from the written word (blogging) to the spoken word (podcasting). This has been an exciting and enjoyable new direction for me, which has provided me with much joy and renewed energy. I have...

Fully known

I want to know Myself as Being Fully known. Down the ragged rugged pathways of my soul Run with the Good News. Steal cell to cell And bring the captive selves To the great Union – Love returned to...

I offer you no comfort

Luk 12:51 “Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.” – Jesus John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – Jesus I...

What if my other shirt breaks?

Luke 3:11 John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” It is fascinating for me that at the end of the opening text of this chapter, which introduces John in Luke’s Gospel with a fiery...

May Newsletter 2020

As I prepared to share with you all some news of our family at the moment, I was immediately drawn to our current shared reality of lockdown and the corona virus. I wondered how best to share news of our family, our work and mission in light of what we’re all facing....

Sometimes this petulant child does behave well

Chatting with someone today I realised again my love-hate relationship with the Church – i.e. not just a specific local body, but rather the broader organism that spans the globe. I am often quite disillusioned about this organisation’ presence in the world – by...