Heavy with sleep

‘Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep’!  What are we to make of that? Jesus had led them up a mountain and showed himself in...

When the bridegroom leaves

‘The time will come for the bridegroom to be taken away from them, and then they...

A sound tree

Balfour Mount is considered ‘the father of palliative care in North America’. Palliative care has been...

Freedom and mercy

Thomas Merton was a New Zealander born in France, who was educated in England and lived...

Darkness and light

Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Scriptures, describes in a way understandable to the people...

The gospel must grow feet

Forty-two years ago a priest and his two companions – one in his seventies, one in...

The one and the many

The problem of ‘the One and the Many’ is an ancient philosophical one which seeks to...

Kicking against the goad

It was a heavy shower and now it was evening and the sun made its final...

The best wine

‘There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee.’  The wine ran out and we know what...

An earlier heaven

Viewed from a satellite in space, especially at night, an erupting volcano on earth can be...

Christmas

I showed my visitor ticket to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town at the barrier....

Pushing out the boundaries

I joined a score of geriatric white hill walkers recently on the Cape Peninsula and was...

Pushing out the boundaries

I joined a score of geriatric white hill walkers recently on the Cape peninsula and was...

Well spoken

As a recent arrival in Zambia, I had not heard of Anderson Mazoka until two days...

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