I had a challenging...disturbing...slightly 'hot' conversation with an old friend recently. She's great lady who has a deep faith. We came to heads over a few things but I felt particularly 'miffed' when she appealed for me to 'come back to the old way' to 'interpret the bible the right way' (my interpretation of her words). … Continue reading Standing Alone Then Standing Connected to Everything.
I read this is a recent daily devotional from Richard Rohr. I thought it profound and practical enough to re-post it here. Forgiveness is an act of letting go. When we forgive we do not forget the harm someone caused or say that it does not matter. But we release bitterness and hatred, freeing ourselves … Continue reading Letting Go. The Practice of Forgiving
Blaming people is as old as history. The poetic stories surrounding the creation account found in Judaeo/Christian writing shows the story of God asking Adam, "who ate the forbidden fruit?" "It was the woman who you put here, it's her fault!" (Man has blamed God or women for most of their issues since...I'm told ;-)) There … Continue reading Scape Goating
More photos here. Video here. How does an extrovert manage to spend 5 whole days only seeing one other person? Fortunately for me the other person was my much loved brother Clint, but the couple who showed up to Pine Valley Hut on the fifth evening of our 7 days in the Tasmanian wilderness certainly … Continue reading The Du Cane Range, Tasmania, July 2016
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PILGRIMAGE IN AUSTRALIA ADDRESS OF JOHN PAUL II TO THE ABORIGINES AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS IN «BLATHERSKITE PARK» Alice Spring (Australia), 29 November 1986 Dear Brothers and Sisters, It is a great joy for me to be here today in Alice Springs and to meet so many of you, the Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders … Continue reading An Old Message, But A Good One
I was challenged some weeks ago by a friend who contacted me privately and said she was no longer wanting to see my Facebook posts. It was not the topics, she said, it was the tone of the conversation contained in the comments, I interpreted that it was not only friends comments that offended but … Continue reading Guidelines For Dialogue