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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Oh and love yourself

‘I love you and you and you and you and me and you and you and me and you and you!’ Pointing at four of my grandchildren in turn and occasionally at myself for comic relief – it was a fun game with a happy message. ‘Funny Pa Pa, you love yourself?!’ said the oldest […]

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 […]

The deepest parts

Consider how much human energy is expended in discovering what’s inside us. Entire industries, advancing technologies and schools of learning exist to help us peer into our physical beings. A billion words have been written in developing insight of our emotional and psychological beings. If our skin and organs were transparent and our thoughts and […]

Fine moments from a free breakfast

Brian*: ‘Oh, and I’ve found Jesus.’ Me: ‘Yeah? That’s great.’ Brian: ‘He was on the corner of Ross St and Pyrmont Bridge Road.’ Me: ‘Mmm, well that’s as good a place as any.’   * named changed for privacy Stories from the ‘sharing our lives’ community breakfast being held at the Booler Centre, Lambert St […]

Early morning thoughts on self

Self-centredness is a kind of blindness we all experience to some degree – the inability to look past ourselves and see others. Being true to yourself is best accomplished when self is illuminated by the love of God and enriched by a love for others.     Peter A Hallett