Learning to Live… Through Jesus, Our Neighbours and Each Other

ADVENT MEDITATION (4)

In the Celtic tradition, we seek to prepare the way for the Lord to come right to the centre of our lives. Every valley and pot-hole should be filled in, every mountain and hill levelled and every obstacle removed. The mountains are the wrongs we do, and the pot-holes are the good things we fail…

ADVENT MEDITATION (3)

Into this world, this demented inn, in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ has come uninvited. But because he cannot be at home in it – because he is out of place in it, and yet must be in it – his place is with those others who do not…

ADVENT MEDITATION (2)

For every 10,000 words there’s a deed floating somewhere Head down, unborn Words can’t make it happen They only wave it away unwanted Yet Child, necessary one Unless you come home to my hands Why hands at all? Your season, Your cries are their skill their reason [Daniel Berrigan]

ADVENT MEDITATION 1

This year I offer you a series of meditations on Advent themes culled from my files.   May they give you insight and pleasure in contemplation of this holy season.   “IT WAS THOUSANDS of years ago and thousands of miles away, but it is a visit that for all our madness and cynicism and indifference…

PRAYERS FOR PEACE: Mexico

CONTEXT: Chiapas is a region of Mexico which many migrants pass through from Central and South America on their way north to the U.S. But many people from Chiapas also feel the need to migrate due to economic circumstances, violence in their communities, and political pressures. In both Central America and Mexico, there are numerous…

PRAYERS FOR PEACE: Zimbabwe

CONTEXT: Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in central southern Africa, which gained independence from Britain in 1980. Formerly known as Rhodesia, Zimbabwe lives with the legacy of colonialism and a class system resulting from many years of dominance by white settler leaders. Its struggles are compounded by bad governance, bad economic management and corruption. The…

HAPPY REFORMATION DAY

Today, while most people in our culture celebrate Halloween, we want to remember a more significant date, the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.  On this day in 1517, exactly 500 years ago, Martin Luther tacked his famous list of 95 Theses (grievances) to the front door of his church in Wittenberg, Germany.  This act, intended…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (4)

13Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, singing….  (Revelation 5.13) Revelation 5.1-14 is the key to understanding the entire book.  In it we find ourselves in God’s throne room.  God holds a scroll but no one is found…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (3)

This week we continued our series on Every Creature Singing.  Our guest speaker was  Gordon Enns, Executive Director of the Saskatoon Food Council.  Gordon, and his wife, Lynne, have served overseas with MCC, and he is also involved with the work of Heifer Canada. Below I offer you a list of some resources for further…

EVERY CREATURE SINGING (2)

Join us this Sunday as we give thanks and reflect on our place in God`s good world.  Following are some `sound bites` on the theme. `The Lord God took the adam and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.`  Till = work of farming. Keep = serve the land…