Category Archives: Letters

Transformed Worship

Dear Friends,

Transformed Worship

Romans 12: 1-3

When I say goodbye to the grandchildren I blow a kiss and they jump with outstretched arm to catch it. Then they blow one back and they shout: Granddad! You dropped it!

We had better start practicing kiss catchingfor when we start services again because there will be no hugs or handshakes to welcome each other. We will also have to wear masks so must get used to smiling with our eyes and making our voices feel like a hug! Weve had a lot of practice with our voices during many phone calls over the months so hopefully we can continue to make love speak through our masks. CONTINUE READING ...

Sleeping Through The Alarm

Dear Friends,

Matthew 26: 36-46

Sleeping through the alarm!

For some of us our faith can be like our smoke detector or fire alarm: Its there to save us in an emergency, but for most of the time we dont feel any need for it.

I had an annoying reminder that it is an ever presence in our home over the weekend. The alarm, that is, not my faith! It started beeping in the middle of the night when I was trying to sleep. CONTINUE READING ...

A selfish streak…

Dear Friends,

It probably goes against the gospel grain, but I am convinced we need to find a selfish streak to our faith if we are to be generous with our love.

I’m not encouraging an attitude of saving money for a rainy day when the poor are already being soaked in storms of injustice, persecution and oppression. No, Im not affirming the wealth of rich young men who believe that following old habits of ritual and tradition will save us. (Luke 18: 18-26) What we need to save us, including me, is to get selfish with TIME and PRAYER! CONTINUE READING ...

Transformed Worship

Dear Friends,

Transformed Worship

Romans 12: 1-3

When I say goodbye to the grandchildren I blow a kiss and they jump with outstretched arm to catch it. Then they blow one back and they shout: Granddad! You dropped it!

We had better start practicing kiss catchingfor when we start services again because there will be no hugs or handshakes to welcome each other. We will also have to wear masks so must get used to smiling with our eyes and making our voices feel like a hug! Weve had a lot of practice with our voices during many phone calls over the months so hopefully we can continue to make love speak through our masks. CONTINUE READING ...

Jesus gives us the best to do our best!

Dear Friends,

Jesus gives us the best to do our best!

Matthew 14: 22-33

I have mixed feelings about about the boat in a storm and Peter water walking when there are so many boats sinking and people are drowning. It is a gospel story of great hope and encouragement if told in the right context, but are we prepared with the answers to questions of doubt and anger that it also raises? CONTINUE READING ...