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About sharpspear

Random musings of a Catholic Priest at the bottom end of africa. Media curious. Lover of music. not sure they even represent my views, nevermind the views of others.

The problem of a God who weeps.

The raising of Lazarus – Jn 11 and the real issue behind Jesus as fully God and fully man.┬áPodbean Podcast of the Homily for the 5th Sunday of Lent – the Raising of Lazarus. Advertisements

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By Grace and Sacrifice.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of our Lenten Journey. And I’m scared. (expletive) scared. I’ve decided to give up social Media for Lent – 6 weeks without Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook and all the other distractions of a wired … Continue reading

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The muddy waters at the bottom of the well.

The woman at the well (John 4) drank muddy water. In our sanitised world of piped and purified water we forget that the social and personal snubs delivered to this woman who chooses to fetch water at the height of … Continue reading

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Granite Grace – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – behaving like a chop in the face of greatness.

We’re at the beginning of a global outpouring of sentiment about Nelson Mandela. Some beautiful, some hysterical and some negative. I just add a simple recollection of Mandela on one of the occasions I met him. I was 22 or … Continue reading

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The grace of reality.

Yesterday I competed in, but did not complete the 94.7 Cycle Challenge. It’s a cycle ride around Johannesburg and I was apparently one of 31900 odd riders. It was an amazing experience. There were many things that struck me throughout … Continue reading

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Pornography. Fullness of life. Or death?

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Stay the course.

Nearly nine month into a new parish assignment and the honeymoon is over. Probably five months ago. But now the gloves are off and the knives are out. Transitions are never easy. For parishes or for people. And also not … Continue reading

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