Month: August 2014

POEM: REACH OUT YOU CRAZY PEACEMAKER Reach out beyond what you know breathe deep into your night fears and test your ancient-people memories. Traverse the borders of your tribe scale the cold face of your doubts refuse to be walled-in by the hate stories and shake off the assumptions you have made. Reach out you crazy […]

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This new series of Morning Bell – a world filled with light – draws again on the theme of the Transfiguration. We make no apology for staying with this great (but often neglected) festival of the Church. At a time when it seems that there is so much darkness around, the Transfiguration reminds us that there […]

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I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.         […]

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  This new series of Morning Bell offers some of the Haiku* poems series called Devotions in Unfurling. These short poems have emerged from my own experience of attempting to be still,  to be present and to pray. I think of this as a daily practice of devotion to the presence of God and to the essence of being human.  Most of […]

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POEM: ONE HUNDRED MILLION SEEDS The boy who played on a dirt cave floor has been walled up. The man who wove a bird’s nest for the world has been taken away. The sower who sowed one hundred million seeds has been concealed. Without tools, far from sunlight, away from rain in hard ground. So […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘You are amazing. I know it’s rude to stare, but it’s hard to tear myself away. Namaste* (I see the light in you!) You are full of light. This practice of bringing peace is about seeing the wonder in another person. It’s about recognizing their extraordinary being, and sensing that this is so […]

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  This week we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration – often neglected in the West but remembered and celebrated in Eastern / Orthodox Christianity as being full of gift for the Church and for the world. In this story from the Gospels the man Jesus, in light and glory, is revealed as divine. In this moment we also glimpse the […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘The prophets are on the streets. And they are proclaiming that ‘another world is possible’. This tagline of the Occupy London site at St Paul’s Cathedral in 2011 would have been recognized by the prophets of the Jewish scriptures. The way things are is not the way things always need to be. There […]

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