Browsed by
Tag: Acceptance

COVID-19: A Prolonged Sabbath in a Culture of Productivity

COVID-19: A Prolonged Sabbath in a Culture of Productivity

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in the middle of school holidays and feeling untethered in many ways. Now, as Term 2 descends, “Sabbath” does not quite seem the right idea for what I’m facing now. The same maybe true for you — or not. I’m sure that our experiences of this time will be as diverse as we are ourselves. Even so, I’m hoping that what I was thinking about a couple of weeks ago may be…

Read More Read More

March 25: Annunciation of the Lord

March 25: Annunciation of the Lord

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord: let it be to me according to your will.”– from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals This morning I had another conversation with my children about what is happening in the world. They woke up ready to launch into complaining, particularly about the limits on their social life. Normally, they mark the days of the week by which friends they will play with. Now, tears come regularly. They’re not alone. While…

Read More Read More

Advent reflection: Mary

Advent reflection: Mary

The idea of reputation has been on my mind recently, and, with Advent also on my mind, I thought of Mary. One of the strongest temptations we face as image-bearers is the pursuit of selfish quests for glory. I am often filled with desire, fear, and ambition, all related to how others think of me. Yet Mary, when Gabriel comes to her, disregards this concern. His prophecy spells immediate shame for her, a virgin. Perhaps later, in the stillness left…

Read More Read More