An Epiphany – A Tale Of Three Parts

Part 1 At the last ‘Open Mic’, I shared about a family I had the privilege of meeting during the course of my work in one of our Food Banks.  I shared prematurely because I hadn’t fully unpacked the impact this encounter had had on my heart –  in fact it took another two weeks []
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A Reflection on the “Word” and the Trinity

I was reading a text book by Paulo Freire called: Pedagogy of the Oppressed which was once core reading back in the day when I was studying Community Development and Education.  This time around, I suddenly found myself reading it in the light of Scripture and then the text blew me away. I will do []
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“I AM THE ‘WAY’…

These past few weeks have been an incredible journey of awe, gratitude, adventure and the Lord’s companionship. I started a new Masters in Applied Spirituality in Milltown, followed by my first sliver of a walk on the Camino, deliberately ‘solo mio’ as they say. One of the tasks given to us students after our intensive []
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Oneness in a hurting world

I was having my home decorated three weeks ago which did not go down too well with my cat Crystal. In fact, she climbed over my balcony and dropped about seven feet to escape the upset, she was absolutely terrified.  Since then, I’ve been trying to trap her using an actual trap from Cat’s Aid []
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“Take the plank out of your own eye first”

I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the outcome of Brexit but not necessarily from a ‘political’ point of view.  For me, the under-belly of this narrative is a cohort of working-class people – the disenfranchised, finding a voice having being ignored for so long.  I’m not clear if the outcome attained was []
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Transformative ‘No’

There’s a wonderful poem by Rumi called “The Howling Necessity” where the protagonist is asked: “Why did you stop praising?” “Because I’ve never heard anything back”. “This longing you express is the return message”. “Listen to the moan of a dog for its master. That whining is the connection”. Throughout the various quests in my []
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“YES” as Transformation

In preparing for this blog, I was reflecting on the importance of saying “Yes”. In my reflections I recognised that to make transformation a reality continually lived, was contingent on my ‘Yes’ to life itself and ‘Yes’ to using my innate gifts and talents. In so doing, I could then trust that I was co-creating []
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What do Good Friday & the Resurrection mean to me?

During the Easter Holidays, a Muslim acquaintance asked me the above question – the following is an attempt to answer this question succinctly – not an easy task for one subject to bursts of enthusiasm. For me, Good Friday is the time to reflect on: the suffering of Jesus with respect to the dance between []
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A Hidden Wholeness

I recently listened to a wonderful talk given by Jean Vanier (founder of L’Arche Communities) on “Entering into Silent Prayer” – when asking this young woman how she prayed, she replied: “I wait!” Jean Vanier goes on to say: “The whole of scripture is ‘to wait’ ending with the “Spirit and the Bride saying ‘Come, []
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A Dedication To Family Carers

Family carers are those who care for a family member with a long-term illness of one description or another whether it be a neurological condition, mental health or caring for elderly parents, or those terminally ill etc. – the list goes on. As a result of these caring roles, family carers can experience social isolation, []
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