Monthly Archives: March 2014

Searching with Joseph

  On the third day you found him ‘why have you treated us like this?’ you asked – exhausted by anxiety. You were not there on the other third day when the Son was missing. The anxiety was the same; … Continue reading

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Stability

I have been making mental lists exploring¬† the advantages and disadvantages of being in one place for a long time – over twenty-five years in my case. The advantages and disadvantages are in fact one and the same! The last … Continue reading

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TODAY HAS ENOUGH TROUBLES OF ITS OWN

I was told thirty years ago by my Spiritual Director – ‘Lent has a¬† way of finding trials of its own.’ My Lent has begun with horrendous man flu, and has been punctuated by bizarre explosions of temper by people … Continue reading

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DUTY AND CONSCIENCE

March 8th is the day the Church of England remembers Edward King ( Bishop of Lincoln 1885-1910). For many years I had a card I used as a bookmark with one of his ‘maxims’ printed on it: ‘ One man … Continue reading

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ASH WEDNESDAY – INTO THE SECRET PLACES

In the liturgy for Ash Wednesday the Lord leads us into the secret places. In psalm 51 we pray ‘teach me wisdom in the secret places of the heart’ and Jesus in the Gospel teaches us not to be public … Continue reading

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The importance of wasting time.

Two conversations: an early morning one and evening one. One to one, reflective exchanges. One with a senior staff member in a school; one with a mum with teenage children working in a care home. One says: ‘ Children just … Continue reading

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