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“Can we bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”

Message to the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Natal. 24 April 2021. The lord be with you!  Sadly we can’t sing but in the words of the psalmist – Inhliziyo yami yovutha phakati kwami (my heart is on fire within me) I read this morning from the well-known account of the rebuilding of the… Continue reading “Can we bring these burnt stones back to life from the mounds of rubble?”

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The light of Christ

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ.We continue with our meditation on the Gospel for the Day.This morning as you sit beside Jesus as a reminder of your presence in the narrative, Jesus looks at you and begins to talk John 3: 16-21For God loved the world so… Continue reading The light of Christ

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Draw us deeper

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ.We continue with our meditation on the Gospel of the Day.As you read it remember to consider yourself as part of the narrative and first with Jesus looking at you and then Jesus coming and sitting by your side and you talking… Continue reading Draw us deeper

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Monday 12 April 2021 – “you must be born again!”

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. This week I wish to share devotions on the Daily Gospel reading, using part of the St Francis De Sales method of meditation. As we read the scriptures, I want to ask us to focus on two reflections. In the first… Continue reading Monday 12 April 2021 – “you must be born again!”

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Lent 2021 9 March and Ark of salvation not a temple of religion

The building of the Temple is a different theme altogether, but I want to think for a moment about the difference between building an ARK of Salvation and a Temple of Religion. For me, the building of the Temple in Jerusalem by Solomon brought about or was a result of a sad shift in thinking,… Continue reading Lent 2021 9 March and Ark of salvation not a temple of religion

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Build me and Ark – Seek Justice love mercy and walk humbly with our God

“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.” Hebrews 11:7 Scripture repeatedly speaks of how we must hate the world and love righteousness. Just… Continue reading Build me and Ark – Seek Justice love mercy and walk humbly with our God

Lent · Priest's Perspective

Lent 2021 3 March 0 Build me an Ark – Are you a Jonah?

“But You raised my life from the pit, O LORD my God!” (Jonah 2:6b) The story of Jonah provides one of the most definitive patterns for the Christian life. Very often we are stuck in the physical account of the story and miss the allegorical value of the wisdom that is given us in the… Continue reading Lent 2021 3 March 0 Build me an Ark – Are you a Jonah?

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Lent 2021 – 1 March -Build me an Ark

Led by the Spirit! “If we are led by the Spirit let us also walk in step (march) with the Spirit” (Gal 5:25) In the Eucharist liturgy we use the words, “Do this in remembrance of me.”  This phrase is to be understood as “do this in participation with me.” Christ calls us to a… Continue reading Lent 2021 – 1 March -Build me an Ark

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Monday 22nd February -Lent 2021

Build me an Ark - Leaving Eden By now we should be seeing the pattern of life that has been laid down in Scripture. God has a salvation plan that is laid out for us, but it is not merely a paradise as depicted in Eden, but as our understanding matures, we see that the… Continue reading Monday 22nd February -Lent 2021

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19 February 2021 Build Me an Ark

Be Transformed by the renewal of your minds ( Rom 12:2) Noah’s life must have been filled with much anxiety and trepidation. When told, the story often reflects the ridicule that he received from the people around him. Building an Ark requires us to “be transformed by the renewal of our minds” it requires us… Continue reading 19 February 2021 Build Me an Ark