Peaceful spiritual practices

May 19th, 2022|

Jesus’ parting gift to his disciples is the gift of his peace. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world give [...]

A fresh start

April 28th, 2022|

One of the powerful themes in our Gospel reading this Sunday is forgiveness. The Gospel reading recounts the story of the disciples who have gone back [...]

Lest we forget

April 25th, 2022|

Today is Anzac Day, which always falls in the Easter Season. And Easter is all about Jesus giving his life so that we might live. In the middle of the [...]

The way of self-giving service

April 8th, 2022|

Only once in the last 40 years have I taken leave during Holy Week. It was a time when I had Long Service Leave and went overseas on holiday. It was g [...]

Gratitude

April 1st, 2022|

After living away overseas for several years I remember vividly the scent of the eucalypts as I came off the aircraft. I hadn’t smelt that for at leas [...]

The transforming power of love

March 24th, 2022|

The very first sermon I ever preached was on the love of God. I remember it vividly because I was in my last year at boarding school and was asked to [...]

Focusing on what truly sustains us

March 20th, 2022|

One of the most gracious images of God in the book of the Prophet Isaiah is that of a vendor in a busy marketplace. I don’t know if you have ever been [...]

A prayer of lament and of hope

March 11th, 2022|

In our gospel reading this Sunday Jesus laments over Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent [...]