The Art of Wooing

Tucked away inside today's Gospel story is a picture of a dysfunctional society at war with itself. The landscape of the tombs where the two demoniacs spent their existence was barren enough. But I visualise the whole landscape of that town as desecrated and barren - barren of beauty and harmony. Humans and nature in conflict. Perhaps …

The Emptiness of God

A provocative title? What could I possibly mean by such a seemingly contradictory title? How could I associate emptiness with God? God, who is the fullness of everything? Jesus Christ, whose fullness becomes our fullness? (See Ephesians 3:19 & 4:13.) Ah, but that's the problem with language, with human language! We interpret God's fullness in …

Paradoxes of the Cross

God prefers to reveal His ways through paradox. Because mystery is paradoxical. But people don't like paradox; people want clearcut answers, clearcut methodologies. And so people get confused. Why did God choose this way? Wouldn't it have been easier and less messy if God did it otherwise, maybe by just waving his hand and telling …

Spiritual Reflection – Stars, Kingfishers, Dragonflies and the Personal Touch…

(I have permission to reproduce the following blog post by my friend Michael in England. The original is found on his blog site; or on his Facebook page.) He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds.He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name.from Psalm 147 I am not a scientist but …