Reflections

Wanted: Something More Important

Wanted:- Men and women willing to leave behind their old way of life and become fishers men.” There aren’t many of us who would jump at this job application. It isn’t that we don’t want to become   fishers of men, its leaving behind our old way of life that we’re not too keen on. It seems that there is very little that would persuade us

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Great Expectations

It’s strange but true, that we tend to live up to other people’s expectations. If someone expects very little of us, then it is likely that we will end up achieving next to nothing. Living up to high  expectations can feel daunting, but the surprising thing about great expectations, is that very often they have the power to transform us. Living up to great expectations

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Living Baptism

Very few of us remember our own baptism, and perhaps we have never really even questioned why it might be important, other than something we might need to  attend a Catholic School or get married. Perhaps we need to look to Jesus’ baptism to know how privileged we really are to have been baptised. What does Jesus’ baptism say to us? Jesus’ thirty years of

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A Job for Life

How many of us leap out of bed in the morning fired with the enthusiasm of knowing we have a very special job to do? How many of us wake up hitting the ‘snooze button’ not relishing our day’s work one little bit? Sadly most of fall into the second category, but the truth is that there is no need to live routinely hum drum

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Cosmic Dixie

But did the slaves really need a doorkeeper to alert them to the master’s return? Could it be that the slaves were guilty of only doing their jobs once they thought the master was returning.  There’s a greater point here of course. Waiting for the second coming shouldn’t be a big cosmic game of ‘Dixie’. The point is not to wait for the master’s return

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Rising to the Challenge

It is hard to feel sorry for the third servant in today’s gospel. The first two servants are praised for making the most of the ‘talents’ (money) given to them by their master. In return, they are promised even greater things. The third man, paralysed by uncertainty, buries his small amount of money in the ground instead of  doing something with it.  His actions are

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