Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Tourist or Sojourner

Have been reminded again over night of the fragile human condition and the need to belong and to be loved.
We talk much about community, but often live in isolation, we speak of solitude, but are often lonely, we speak of peace, but are fearful, we long for love, but are often embraced by rejection.


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life is never dull

sitting around a fire recently having enjoyed a meal and conversation with friends old and new, i was reminded we are not all privileged to enjoy such times.

just a few days later i was asked if i would pick up a person I had known for around fourteen years who was just being released from jail. i was honoured to reconnect with this person as we begin to journey  together to connect in with community.

The picture called Jesus in the breadline, says it all really, Jesus is not far from anyone of us.

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ARE YOU RESPECTABLE??

Being respected and  or respectable are values we often demand. It usually comes from a place of power. 
That power is not always associated with money, but often from privilege. 
I get worried when we demand respect, based on our privileged position as followers of Jesus, because I don’t see it being demanded by Jesus, in fact Jesus humbled himself to the place of a slave.
As followers of Jesus we need to humble ourselves, not seek or demand respecting much the same way we ought not seek happiness, or fame too readily.
I’m OK with being considered unrespectable if it means identifying with those who Jesus hung-out with.
I wonder if like pride, respect comes before a fall?????

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Loitering in the small hours recently, I was greeted by an old friend who I had not seen for some time.

I was met by a hug and kiss on the cheek, as we caught up with life happenings.

Sadly my friend is involved, as a witness in a court case to do with the death of one of her friends.

I did not know the person who died, but I have met family and many friends of this person.

As we chatted the sadness and grief felt was still part of this persons life, and her hope for justice to be done was real.

It reminded me of the prayer we call the Lords Prayer, in which we call for His will to be done on earth as in heaven and for forgiveness to those who have done wrong.

May it be so.

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