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THE SLIPPERS SLIP UP

May 17th, 2019

It wasn’t a matter of ‘more haste less speed’. No, I think it was the comfort of my cozy slippers which caused me to head out to work in them…

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ALLELUIA! CHRIST is RISEN!

April 18th, 2019

Alleluia! Christ is risen! Let life begin! Let us allow Jesus, the power of his resurrection, the warmth of his redemption bathe us, heal us, strengthen us, give us new eyes and new hope.

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Lent 2019 Holy Week

April 12th, 2019

Are you enamoured by my cousins, Eeyore, that loveable donkey from the tales of Winnie the Pooh or is your style more a moviegoer’s favourite, tough guy, Donkey, Shrek’s talkative sidekick? Do you sometimes find yourself humming that delightful Donkey Serenade, keeping company with a mule? Such light hearted fun; but let’s put aside talk of my fictitious cousin.

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Lent 2019 Week 5

April 5th, 2019

GPS (Global Positioning System) is great, except when it isn’t. It is usually fail-safe when one is on the main route to ones’ destination. But once one gets into the local, twists and turns of a small town or rural area, well … Good luck!

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Lent 2019 Week 4

March 30th, 2019

So far, our Lenten theme, “Share the Journey”, particularly the journey of migrants, has been highlighted in various ways in our previous three reflections. On this 4th Sunday of Lent, the parable of The Prodigal Son lends itself perfectly to our theme of the journey, of seeking shelter, food, clothing, a haven. Just like the prodigal son, migrants all over the world seek shelter, seek a home.

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Lent 2019 Week 3

March 23rd, 2019

To continue the journey, to weave into it the ordinary, to listen, to cross the threshold – these are but a few of the wisdom challenges we have heard on our Shared Journey of Lent. And this week we are invited to take off our shoes, to pay attention, and to allow our patient God to yet again cultivate and nurture our fig tree into growth.

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Lent 2019 Week 2

March 16th, 2019

All of us are on a demanding life journey, and at times long for new ‘life’. The gift of this 40-day hiatus offers us an opportunity to take stock of our lives, inviting us to pause.

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Lent 2019 Week 1

March 6th, 2019

So, here we are again at the start of another Lenten season. For me, the operative word of that sentence is “again.” It’s Lent – again.

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A WALL NEVER COMES UP TRUMPS

February 27th, 2019

From day one of my life, they were there. First, an invisible, ideological one, then the visible one, dividing east from west Germany. It stretched for 66 miles from north to south. To detain those defecting from oppressive East Germany, the Berlin Wall was erected.

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This, Too, Was a Gift

February 14th, 2019

The legacy of the late beloved poet, Mary Oliver, was her rare and amazing ability to turn our usual thought patterns inside out and upside down. As boxes of chocolates fly off the shelves for Valentine’s Day, a friend gave me one of Oliver’s modicums of sweet wisdom.

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