Don’t be afraid of being afraid. It’s OK to not be OK with not being OK. You don’t have to understand your feelings. You just need to accept them. If your emotions pain you, just accept the furnace I have chosen for your purification. Embrace your cross, my Child. You are precious beyond belief. I love you more than you can imagine. I am not going anywhere. I’ll be right here where you can see me. You are safe with me. I […]
I have always marvelled at the bond that Christ brings to strangers. That bond that is Christ is a communion that puts every other kind of human bond in the shade. When two people who have given their hearts and lives to Christ meet, there is a mutual recognition of the other’s discipleship and belonging to Christ. They may know next to nothing about each other and yet they experience a deep kinship of the soul because they have been wounded […]
The abandonment of self-pity is the beginning of wisdom.
Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor & Principal of University of Sydney. Conferral Address, 3 May 2012.
In the Christian tradition, the search for truth should always lead to doxology, and doxology leave the enquirer on her face before God. And in that place, she will find not only truth but her true humanity.
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. – Dan 6:22
Sometimes I ask God, Why are you always asking me to give things up? Weren’t these gifts from you in the first place? Why do you give just to ask me to give them up again? Would it not be better for me if you never gave them to me at all? God answers, My dearest Child, I give you all these gifts because I love you. But the most valuable gift I can give you is Myself. Sometimes, when I give […]
Carlyle was wrong in saying that “there is no life of a man faithfully recorded.” Mine was! The ink used was blood, the parchment was skin, the pen was a spear. That autobiography is the crucifix.