Grain and dying

‘Unless a grain of wheat goes into the ground and dies it remains just a single grain.’ ‘Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.’ In these tough sayings, Jesus uses strong statements to show us that everything the world tells … Read more

Fasting and Feasting

Fasting, or ‘giving things up for Lent’, is a very ancient tradition, but one we find very difficult in a culture that tells us continually we should immediately satisfy our every want. Although the ‘giving things up for Lent’ tradition is grounded in this idea of fasting, I think a much more effective way of … Read more


I always think that the Feast of the Transfiguration has a bit of a Picnic at Hanging Rock feel about it. There’s something strange happening high up on a mountain, with people dressed in white, strange light and clouds and figures who are there and then not there., not to mention a disembodied voice that … Read more