One of the things which is very uncomfortable in life is when someone questions or challenges our well thought out and long held beliefs. Well, I say, ‘well thought out’ but, if we’re honest, I think, in truth, many of the beliefs we consider ‘ours’ have in fact been handed down to and accepted by us with little critical examination. They are, in reality, very often, the beliefs of our tradition – whatever that tradition might be. Continue Reading
‘Once upon a time there was a king who ruled over a vast empire. The king had everything his heart could desire – apart from peace. One day he called his Wise Men to him and told them that he longed to find peace and instructed them to tell him how to achieve it. One of his Wise Men told him that peace could only be achieved by knowing the God who created all things. Continue Reading
Traditionally, as far as my religious background is concerned, the definition of repentance is fairly clean cut and follows, more of less, the same as that of the religious culture in Jesus day. Continue Reading
I love stories, allegory, metaphor, parables, similes, types, shadows and word pictures. I love seeing unexpected revelations of God in unexpected places, truth wrapped in mystery and the revelation of light in dark places. Continue Reading
‘Our Father in heaven ..’
We all know, I suspect, that these are the introductory words of what we call ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ – words spoken by Jesus as he taught his disciples how to pray.
They are only four words – but in reality these few words contain a vast ocean. The implication of these, I believe, force us to consider so many aspects of the spiritual life that, in truth, this short meditation can only scratch the surface – in fact it can do infinitely less than that. Continue Reading