“Take up you Cross and Follow me”

A friend of mine was sitting in his back garden reading a newspaper when two gentlemen came in through the gate, they came up to him and asked ‘Have you found Jesus?’ to which he replied, having put down the paper, ‘Please don’t tell me he’s lost again.’ “Who do you...

Entering the City Gates

“This week instead of reading the story of Palm Sunday – we will walk the journey” It was my first journey to Jerusalem during Holy Week. We set out and walked the road to Bethphage and joined the motley group of pilgrims, from all corners of the world, along...

Baptized into a Way of Life

Things happen when Jesus is ‘at prayer’.  ‘At prayer’ for Jesus is definitely not about a cozy chat with the Father but about the possibility of being transformed in such a way as to be open to ‘not my will but yours be done’. This week we are invited to reflect on...

Reflections on All Saints Day

There appears to be overwhelming evidence that we share a common ancestry with the animal world and that our remote roots go back quite literally millions of years. This is the 150th anniversary of the voyage of the Beagle. The insights of Charles Darwin have coloured...