A break-in

There are break-ins and break-ins. When people want change, they try to break into the system and reform it. The break into Congress in the United...

A few drops of water

The more we acquire the power to destroy our earth the more, happily, we acquire the...

The diaphany of the divine

I like the suggestion of Teilhard de Chardin that the word Epiphany, for the feast where...

Christmas

The word ‘Christmas’ is appearing less and less in countries where people think the word imposes...

Disturbed by these words

In 1954 Iris Murdoch published her first novel, Under the Net. It is about a man...

‘Hope is not the same as optimism’

This observation, by the Czech playwright and president, Václav Havel, is quoted by Fr Diarmuid O’Murchu...

Advent takes us beyond

Advent takes us beyond ourselves. There are times when we glimpse this, especially when we are...

A lonely death

We had an unusual anniversary this week: a dying man attended by a dying man. Fr...

By being what we are

The Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, Jonathan Sacks, died on the 7th November. This news...

‘Our children may see this’

Far away from Africa in a corner of SE Europe a war raged that ended with...

Ten bridesmaids, ten interpretations

There are different ways you can interpret the parable of the ten bridesmaids which we read...

‘An ill-fated people’

The late Lawrence Vambe – he died last year aged 102 – opened his celebrated book,...

Standing up

My eye caught a report in the news lately of a courageous Indonesian who is engaged...

No one understands

The Minister of Public Service, Professor Paul Mavima, came to L’Arche Zimbabwe on 15 October to...

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