Month: April 2014

  As we continue in Eastertide Morning Bell is working with one of the most mysterious stories of the resurrection – the story of the unrecognised stranger on the road to Emmaus. A pivotal moment comes when the two disciples urge the stranger to ‘stay with us’.  Perhaps each day’s morning bell is an opportunity for us […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘There is no other in the cosmos quite like you, and your exact likeness will not be here again. So imagine for a moment the impact you want to have for good on the world. Why are you here, in this place, at this time? We are each privileged and burdened with the […]

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  This Easter week Morning Bell engages with the resurrection through a series of simple meditations on elements of the resurrection story described in John’s Gospel as experienced by Mary Magdalene. You might like to imagine yourself in Mary’s place: ‘what would this experience have been like for her?’ And then ask the question that […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Who are your gurus? Your wise men and wise women? Your wisdom teachers? The good news is that, when we realize that we have such companions, whatever the question or dilemma we face, we don’t have to make up the answer. We just have to be open to the collective wisdom of earth, […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘A significant upward step on the ascent from our falls between life’s rocks is the realization that every new day already carries with it all that we need. Perhaps even all that we desire. From early morning until late night, it’s all here waiting for you. It just needs your attention, your love, […]

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  As we enter Passiontide and Holy Week morning bell offers a simple Stations of the Cross meditation each day, drawing on the experience of Jesus in the final days and hours of his life. The photographs were all taken by Ian in the Inner Hebrides. One possible way to work with the daily station […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Thankfulness is part of our natural state of being. It’s waiting within us, longing to surface. But the demands of life can suppress our thankfulness, constrict it, even flatten it. So we may need to (re)discover our thankfulness, release it and nurture it. We need to discover how to become thankful people again!   […]

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