The Emmaus road story is one I think we can all appreciate right now. Why not insert your name next to that of Cleopas and walk the story through again. As you walk that dusty road, recall how you feel about the lockdown, frustration, hurt, fear and maybe anger. Perhaps, as a Christian, you feel … Continue reading A Road to Emmaus, a road we all walk
The caterpillar transformed into a radiant butterfly is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, famous depictions of transformation. The small creature goes from a slow plodding character to one of life’s delicate and often impossibly beautiful creatures full of grace and poise. Emerging from its chrysalis its body dangerously soft, its wings … Continue reading A Message of Hope Wrapped in a Question
I have become increasingly busy over the last few weeks, finding myself bound to my desk, books and laptop. It seems the endless paperwork has become a sort of manacle seemingly keeping me from my work in the world beyond my office door. From my window, I can see the grass and plants, the trees … Continue reading Dirt and Rainbows
‘What happens now?’ was the refrain of a little girl I had gone to see with her family on a recent baptism visit. As we chatted she kept asking, ‘What happens now?’ Clearly, she was excited about the event and wondered what happens now, what happens next, what things are going to happen between then … Continue reading What Happens Now?
A short reflection on the life of James the brother of Jesus.