Category Archives: Living Before the Face of God

How I Also Am Prone To Using Clichés

Recently I found out that I am as much subject to using clichés as anyone else.   Listen to this. I was speaking to my sister who was telling me about her recent experiences in their gospel reflection group. They … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Have A Funeral Than A Celebration Of My Life

This week, I heard an announcement of a state funeral for a significant member of the community, who had recently died.   The radio announcer said “There will be a ‘celebration of the life of ‘X’’ in the Recital Centre. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Friend And Some Reflections On The Church Ads A Result

I want to pay tribute to my friend Peter, who died just last week. We lived in different cities, and I was not as close to him as some others were, but I would like to think that I was … Continue reading

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Heaven does not ‘Wait’ But Is Here For Those Who Congregate

Last week in church an interesting thing happened. It is normal practice for our priest to ask if anyone has an announcement. Mostly no one does, or gives us information about an up-coming event that is important to them. But … Continue reading

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On Hearing Hard Truths

When I was fifteen, I was at a church youth camp where there were about 600 young people. We were having a lovely time. Then we were visited by Evan Jones, the minister from an inner city parish. He said … Continue reading

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More on Humility, Riding and The Baptismal Life

I had a riding lesson this week. We loaded up the horses and went to the teacher’s place. The lesson was occasioned by the fact that with the ‘green’ mare whom I am riding (Hattie) we are running into the … Continue reading

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Praying: ASt Home and In Church

In church the other week I noticed the intercessions (prayers of the people). I noticed that the person preparing them had put a lot of time and effort into what they were saying, and said it in such a way … Continue reading

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