Our sense of identity is so important for our mental wellbeing, and yet identity is a complex weave of so many different aspects of self, some of which we can control and some which we cannot. Four weeks ago I was ordained priest, and I think I can honestly say that the weeks which followed... Continue Reading →
I've been reading The Lonely City, which has seemed apt to be reading in the week of World Mental Health Day on 10th October. How is it that the loneliest places can often be the busiest places, where people go virtually unnoticed? We live life so quickly that it is possible to avoid meaningful conversations with anyone when... Continue Reading →
#690 "God saw the #light and it was #good..." #genesis1v4 See the lights on your path, and know that it is good - would it be possible to see the light without the #darkness which highlights it?
#643 The sheer #beauty of the #illumination which occurs when #light intersects with #darkness makes me wonder whether both are necessary...if there was no darkness, would we appreciate the light for its power and beauty?
#639 "You, O Lord, are my lamp; you turn our darkness into light." The #light and #peace of Jesus be with you.
#489 #longingforlight #wewaitindarkness #longingforpeace #ourworldistroubled #longingforhope #manydespair #unitetoendviolenceagainstwomen Today I pray for those for whom the darkness overshadows the light. For those in #prison. For #victimsofabuse. For victims of #genderbasedviolence. Lord in your mercy; Hear our prayer.
#488 Today is the first Sunday of #advent which marks the beginning of a new year. Today is all about looking for the #light which is to come in the midst of our #darkness. This seems really pertinent as I continue to reflect on the darkness which is experienced in prison sparked by #artistsandwritersinreadingprison
#314 So I've been preparing a presentation about suffering and sin based on #john9v1to12 which talks about blindness, darkness and #transformation with a conclusion around a wider transformation being needed that the light of Christ allows us to notice one another regardless of gender, ability, lifestyle or status...any thoughts? #lookaroundyou #whodoyousee