Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Good Shepherd making choices from a conviction of value

The good shepherd image that Jesus uses in John 10:11-18 has got me thinking. Once again, like any of the agricultural metaphors that Our Lord uses makes sense on the immediate level, but when you scratch a bit, if doesn’t… … Continue reading

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Regional differences

I left Rome this morning. I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I know how my stomach felt… after all the simple, generous tasty food that marks the ‘Italian style’, I got a snack of egg and tomato … Continue reading

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Rome is buzzing in my ears!

In this eternal city, there is a remarkable buzz. It’s the buzz of Roman traffic- my companion here has been turned into a nervous wreck at the near misses that seem to characterize the roman style- and it is the … Continue reading

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Catching enthusiasm- why we all need some new directions

Sitting and listening is not my default position. Even now, as I listen I’m typing today’s blog. But in listening and typing I realize how much I need new ideas, new perspectives. Listening to another makes me rethink my own … Continue reading

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In another form (Mark 16:12)

Sometimes it is good to ask how Our Lord Jesus could possibly appear ‘in another form’ to us. In the Catholic Church, the ‘in another form is closely identified with the Bread and Wine that in the Eucharist is the … Continue reading

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Try the other side of your boat.

Our Lord Jesus wasn’t a fisherman or a farmer and so his comments on fishing and farming are always interesting to me – also neither a fisherman or a farmer. When I read today’s Gospel story of the Resurrection Breakfast … Continue reading

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Curb sitting

In my prayer this week, I have been struck by a disturbing image. Maybe it is a construct of the images from Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ. I’m not sure. It is the image of a man, sitting … Continue reading

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