Spiritual Reflection

  • The Passion of Christ as Passivity

    Apr 04, 2024

    The passion of Jesus teaches us that, like Jesus, we give as much to others in our passivity as in our activities.

  • Practising the Way – Be with Jesus

    Mar 27, 2024

    I recently finished reading John Mark Comer’s new book Practising the Way – Be with Jesus; Become like him; Do as he did. By way of a recommendation, I offer a series of sound bytes from the book which I hope will give you a nice taste of both the language and substance of the book.

  • Forever ahead of our souls

    Mar 25, 2024

    Our souls eventually do catch up with us, but it would be good if we didn’t wait until we were in assisted living for this to happen.

  • Ageing as a natural monastery

    Mar 15, 2024

    The process of aging is a natural monastery. If we live long enough, eventually the aging process turns everyone into a monk. Monks take four vows: poverty, chastity, obedience, and perseverance.

  • Reindeer games

    Mar 10, 2024

    Admittedly, you do see hatred and violence even within these crowds because, a crowd by the very fact that it is a crowd, will invariably have its rogue elements.

  • Praying the Psalms

    Feb 23, 2024

    To pray with full honesty is a challenge. Kathleen Norris puts it this way: If you pray regularly “there is no way you can do it right.

  • Breaking faith with each other

    Feb 10, 2024

    God is love. Jesus is love enfleshed. Disrespect, hatred, division, and revenge may never be preached in God’s or Jesus’ name, no matter the cause, no matter the anger, no matter the wrong.

  • The law of gravity and the Holy Spirit

    Jan 27, 2024

    A sound theology and a sound science will both recognise that the law of gravity and the Holy Spirit are one in the same principle.

  • Piety and humour

    Jan 19, 2024

    Piety is the enemy of humor, at least whenever something less than piety is masquerading as piety.

  • Lighting an Advent candle

    Dec 22, 2023

    In the days of apartheid in South Africa, Christians there used to light candles and place them in their windows as a sign to themselves and others that they believed that someday this injustice would end. A candle burning in a window was a sign of hope and a political statement.