Category Archives: Reflections

Disappointment

What do you do when it all turns to dust?  This was the theme we looked at our last Sunday morning gathering.   We focused on the Narrative Lectionary reading for the day, which was Hosea 11:1-9. We heard  that along … Continue reading

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5 things I learnt last Sunday

Earlier in the year John visited refugee camps in Tamil Nadu as a part of his work with Act for Peace and last Sunday we were fortunate to hear from John about this.  I found the content of John’s reflection … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Luke 20:27-38

This fabulous image of a Frida Kahlo painting (you can read more about it here ) graced our orders of service this week as Steve  reflected on the Luke passage about ‘the barren woman’ or one bride for seven brothers. … Continue reading

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Listening, hearing

On Sunday we heard read Nelle Morton’s profound writing about hearing each other into speech.  We decided to try an experiment to see if the natural world could also be heard into speech. What might happen if we just went … Continue reading

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What if we are the stranger… (reflection based on Luke 10:1-11)

So much of the imagery of an inclusive community is about showing hospitality to others, welcoming others, being open and expansive in our welcome – whether it is welcoming a new one into our family, or a refugee or asylum … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2012 – a reflection

Christmas Day, 2012 A Christmas bon-bon joke from last year: What sort of cheese do you use to coax a grizzly out of its den?  Camambere! Although this, like so many other human-other creature encounters, tends to anthropomorphize or humanize … Continue reading

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Advent 4 The Primal Scream

For the 23rd December A text for the waiting period that is almost over. A text that we’ve come to regard as The Magnificat: Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies God, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour for the … Continue reading

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