Oh we’ve got to trust one another again in some essentials. Not the narrow little bargaining trust that says: I’m for you if you’ll be for me. – But a bigger trust, a trust of the sun that does not bother about moth and rust, and we see it shining in one another. Oh don’t […]

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The past few months have been a whirlwind. I have a sense that my core flame needs a little stoking. How to do this? The First– Think. Deeply. Philosophical accompanier. Done. The Second– The written word. Read. Get lost. The Third– Physical. Run. Hard. Balance. Strong. The Fourth– Be present. Appreciate. Everyday. Beauty. The Fifth– […]

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Family Tea 5/6/17

Monday nights usually consist of a family gathering which includes, but is not limited too, Me, Mum, Grandad, Uncle, Auntie and Great Uncle. Of course the emergency chairs are brought out and we all pile around the table and share a meal and perhaps the odd glass of wine. A little sparse this evening with […]

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The disabled are not a punishment of God but rather a path towards God

The full text of Jean Vanier’s address as he collected the 2015 Templeton Prize This is the full text of the prepared remarks by Jean Vanier at the Templeton Prize Ceremony at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on May 18: Good evening everyone: Reverend Doctor Sam Wells, Jennifer Templeton Simpson, Heather Templeton Dill, distinguished guests, ladies and […]

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For Rita

Response: Stay with us Lord on our journey.  For Rita, who in baptism was given the gift of eternal life with Christ. May she now be in the company of the saints who inspired her throughout her life. And so we pray… For Rita, who throughout her whole life was sustained by the bread of […]

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