29 Jan 2021 0 Comment

When this is all Over

Do you want it all to just end? The grey wet days, the monotony, the confinement, the international acrimony, the wretched virus -the chaos? I think that is how most people are feeling and I have been as touched by these feelings as...
22 Jan 2021 0 Comment

Our Spiritual Condition is Essential to Our Wellbeing

Check-in time! How are you doing? Surviving? Just about surviving? Or maybe thriving? One night this week (I can’t remember which as they all feel the same) I remember lying in bed ready to go to sleep and thinking how the next day was...
15 Jan 2021 1 Comment

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Do you ever have that thing where you are trying to verbalise something but just can’t quite find the right words? I have had a thought running for quite a while now but have not quite had the words to express it correctly, but this...
1 Jan 2021 1 Comment

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I pray that this new year will bring many blessings and opportunities for you and your loved ones to grow and flourish. While there is little religious significance attached to the New Year, somehow it offers itself to us...
18 Dec 2020 0 Comment

A Very Merry Christmas

You’re okay! You’ve made it, you have almost reached Christmas! You may be a bit battered, bruised and confused or disoriented but you have made it this far. You may have lost loved ones this year and their passing has been made all...
11 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Hopes & Dreams

What are you dreaming of at the moment? A white Christmas? A 2021 holiday in the sun? Many of us have been having more vivid nocturnal dreams in lockdown, but maybe not so many hopes and dreams for our lives. Those dreams, big and small,...
4 Dec 2020 0 Comment

Spiritual Check-In

Check-in time! No, you’re not flying anywhere, not yet anyway, I mean an emotional, spiritual check-in. How are you? For those of you who have put up your Christmas trees, has it worked? Have the tinsel and baubles banished the COVID...
27 Nov 2020 2 Comments

Ethical Choices

For most people it has been a tough few weeks, apart from a few sunny days the weather has been gloomy, Christmas has been in doubt, the economy seems wrecked and the days are short. There has though been some light on the horizon, the...
20 Nov 2020 2 Comments

The Peace I So Deeply Crave

How are you? I thought this seemed like a good opportunity for a check-in, a chance to review how you are doing in lockdown 2. I am privileged to know some really positive and strong people who I rely on at times like this to keep me...
13 Nov 2020 0 Comment

Those of Us Who Do Not Walk Away

It has not been a great week to be an English Catholic. Two reports were released this week into sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. The first was the Vatican investigating itself over the Cardinal Theodore McCarrick fiasco and the...