Tag Archives: Changes

Dissonance In Reciting The Great Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Eucharist

During the Great prayer of Thanksgiving, I find myself saying some very strange things. Mostly I have overlooked them, but now I think it is worth sharing with you what strikes me as odd about the range of Thanksgiving Prayers … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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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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A Story About Innocence and Misunderstanding: Holy Week

A student whom I was supervising in a course on pastoral care told me this story. He said “ I was playing football once, and not doing very well. The coach said to me “Listen young man, pull your socks … Continue reading

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Beginning Again With a Young Horse Speaks to Me In Retirement of Humility

Today I went riding again. My friend, who has the horses made the following suggestion “Here is Hattie. Would you like to be responsible for training her? She does not work ‘on the bit’ yet, but she needs work of … Continue reading

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Water Symbolism and Following Jesus

So what is it about water? In 2000, when I was awaiting an important decision and life was certainly ‘stormy’ I spent a lot of time doing an embroidery of Jesus asleep in the boat with the disciples. Now, in … Continue reading

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What Happens If We Only Have Honorary Clergy?

I have been thinking in retirement about the future of the Church: “So tell me something I don’t know’ I hear you say! But the other day, I thought of something new, sort of. Here is the context. When I … Continue reading

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