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Truely Free?

By admin / 19/02/2018 / Comments Off on Truely Free?

In our Gospel Reading this week we have an account of what is called “The Transfiguration.” It is compelling as it is dramatic. But from the outset it is clear that this experience is prefigured in Moses reception of the Law in Exodus 24 and 34. The echoes are strong: there is a high mountain…

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God with us

By admin / 19/12/2017 / Comments Off on God with us

I am a voice crying out in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord. We stand always in the shoes of John the Baptist: we prepare a way for the Lord: always we are clearing a place within ourselves for God’s appearing of God.  Perhaps like John we will even go outside the walls, outside…

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By admin / 12/12/2017 / Comments Off on Mark

Now we begin again: now in Advent, the beginning of the Church’s year, we come to the Gospel of Mark—Mark chapter 1, which begins “The Gospel of Jesus Christ, Son of God.”   So perhaps I will share some of my reflections on this Gospel, so unlike modern literature. It might even seem barbarous and unpolished…

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Labouring in the Vineyard

By admin / 17/10/2017 / Comments Off on Labouring in the Vineyard

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. (Mt 21:43) 1. A few years ago I visited the vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula, west of Melbourne. Maybe you know them.  It’s easy to be romantic about a place…

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By admin / 21/09/2017 / Comments Off on Rest

Without the Day of the Lord We Cannot Live! All of us know about being time-poor.  The logic of the machine holds sway everywhere–maximum output in the minimum time. And sadly, our lives in the west have become dangerously unbalanced. Our activity is not rooted in contemplation, in rest: rather we tend to race the…

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