Live in the moment and forever

We grip a New Year’s Eve sparkler and hope it will light the year ahead.

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And then they kissed… twice

Sometimes you need to remember what is real. Is it the prevailing tide of opinion in all its digital cacophony, of feeds and tweets and posts and oh so shareable commentary? Closed minded fools masquerading as open minded elite, intellectually dishonest assuming the cleverest of ground, storytellers spinning their own fairy-tales in self-congratulatory wonder. For […]

The Presence of God

After community breakfast yesterday I visited the home of a friend, clambered over belongings 60cm deep and took in his joy at his painting on the wall. Earlier he had arrived late for breakfast but we unpacked again so we could chat while he munched on a large bowl of cereal. We prayed for his […]

‘My struggle with Struggle Street’ – Jon Owen

As soon as I heard about SBS’s Struggle Street I thought of Jon Owen, Minister-at-large, who has a long term commitment to Mt Druitt as part of Urban Neighbourhood of Hope (UNOH). Unlike the makers of this program, he lives within the community he works with, has local people coming and going from his family’s […]

What is love?

In the shadow of a Sydney public housing tower, light and love break out in a post-modern expression of ancient truth. The purely secular event, addressed at times by politicians of the left, fulfilled quite superbly the principle of the good Samaritan. Christians came, not with authority or position, but with that greatest of all […]

Good Anzac

While leaders erred their courage held Bloodied birth waters for a young nation Anzac Day. Not so far from there a crowd yelled Bloody minded in their mob betrayal Good Friday. Quiet days that soar still on our modern calendars Far places weighing on our clever consciences Calvary and Anzac Cove say, ‘Not my will, […]

Good Friday Fashion

Pockets of unbelief Some bulging overcoat-size, fit the world in here Doctor Who style Others faux, stitched, finger-blocking and smug, for appearance Many inside jackets, back of jeans, silently or savagely stashed Superior, mildly scornful, more dismissive, of my Happy Easter greeting, not returned. Broad swathes of just-believing cloth But blowing in the wind, somewhat […]