We tend to judge the past from the present. It is called “presentism” and not a valid way to engage the past. Acceptable codes of conduct are relevant to their times. We need to walk with the light we have, and not get stuck in…
Crossing thresholds is not always pleasant or easy–especially if we have fossilised into destructive patterns of thought and behaviour. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
Being the light, Jesus was critical of the status quo; he upset religious people; he made a difference; he fraternised with outcasts; he lived close to nature; and he addressed superstition. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
It is inane to read this story literally. The miracle lies in the transformation of non-involvement into acts of love. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
Real peace can only be established by active, determined peacemaking through transforming institutions and entrenched ways of thinking and acting. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
Small things done with great love can change the world. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
First advent is an in-between time, moving from despair to hope, from ends to new beginnings. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
Make life a series of joyful hallelujahs. Find something to smile about. Give hugs often. Share your story and listen to those of others. Spend time with nature. In spite of its drudgery and broken dreams, our world is still worthy of elation and cheer….
Dedicated to all who ever felt invisible and who harboured fantasies of revenge against those who made you feel unseen. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.
In a time of catastrophe each one of us has to decide again and again how far, how wide, the scope of our love reaches. Listen to the sermon on YouTube.