Month: May 2014

  REFLECTION: ‘A week rarely goes for me without the company of one version or another of Henryk Gorecki’s Third Symphony (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs). One of the many interesting things about this powerful piece in three movements, based on searing experiences of abandonment and death, is a tangible sense of hope within sadness. Gorecki’s sublime […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘The ascent practice of Choose Abundance brings good to us and good to the world around us. Resources are best shared, not hoarded. This is the teaching of Jesus who of course was steeped in the ancient Jewish tradition of a good world full of the abundance of God. The ancient story of […]

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  In this new series of Morning Bell we will be entering stillness, praying and pondering with a series of insights (or ‘showings’) received by the famous English mystic mother Julian of Norwich (1342 – 1423). This particular revelation came from Julian’s holding ‘something small, no bigger than a hazelnut, lying in the palm of my hand’. The photographs […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘If I was fifteen again I’d love to learn the art of freerunning – a practice of negotiating the urban landscape that has emerged from the movement discipline of parkour. This is a literal and exuberant running over rocks in the city. What a brilliant thing! To run and jump, to balance and […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘When we get deep into the creative act something interesting happens. We find ourselves dancing in the stream of something beyond us. Creativity is one of the ways in which we flourish as human beings, holding us when we are in descent, and releasing us into ascent when the opportunity appears. To be […]

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