Friday 14th February 2014

Last night I read Pope Francis’ message to the World Economic Forum in Davos (for text go to: http://abundance.org.au/ensure-humanity-is-served-by-wealth-not-ruled-by-it/ ). I was jolted by the following words, “Those working in these sectors have a precise responsibility towards others, particularly those who are most frail, weak and vulnerable. It is...

Sunday 12th January 2014

Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7      …  my chosen one in whom my soul delights. … I have endowed him with my spirit that he may bring true justice to the nations. …. He does not cry out or shout aloud, or make his voice heard in the streets.  He does not break...

Saturday 11th January 2014

Gospel Luke 5:12-16 Jesus was in one of the towns when a man appeared, covered with leprosy. Seeing Jesus he fell on his face and implored him. ‘Sir,’ he said ‘if you want to, you can cure me.’ Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said, ‘Of course...

Thursday 9th January, 2014

1 John 4:11-18   “…as long as we love one another God will live in us and God’s love will be complete in us…. We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love towards ourselves. God is love and anyone who lives in love lives in God, and...

Sunday 4th August, 2013

The separate self is the problem, whereas most religion and most people make the shadow self the problem. This leads to denying, pretending, and projecting instead of real transformation into the Divine (Transformation). The Fifth Theme, from the Seven Underlying Themes of Richard Rohr’s Teachings    

Saturday 3rd August, 2013

When we find what we were not looking for, there is deep joy. The joy of discovering what we are not looking for. The journey not the destination is what is important. Bishop Vincent Long from homily at Pat Mara’s Deaconate.  

Thursday 25th July, 2013

Sorrento Retreat Day 7:   The goal, if there is one, is out of sight.  I see no thing, nor do I intuit where it is leading me.  I am in the darkest dark I have known.  Not a dark humour but a darkness of clarity.  To arrive at a goal I...

Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Sorrento Retreat Day 6:  Again, light and joy.  Light and joy at some level beneath apprehension. Light and joy in the morning and light and joy in the evening.  And if this is so then light and joy is the constant underpinning of standing in willingness rather than a...

Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Sorrento Retreat Day 5:  While to my complete awe I am greeted again, a seventh time in three days, with light and joy, there is a new night-time dawning.  The clarity with which separation is determined, is not clear at all.  I turn and face the strange; as Bowie serenaded in the...

Monday 22 July, 2013

Sorrento Retreat Day 4:  The joy and light of the last two days offers a fruit-bearing branch. It seems the time of travail is ended and I have come home to myself in some regard – the separation, mindfulness and determination now a deliberate choice. The unexpected shift that...

Friday 19 July, 2013

Sorrento Retreat Day 1: Rising, I recall the dream of hours earlier, talking with David Bowie – what a nice guy!  The night messenger still playing in my head the music but with some adapted (italics) lyrics.  Don’t know if the dreaming has a problem with copyright infringement. Changes by David...

Saturday 9 February, 2013

Who is God? Human images of God; God’s personal self-revealing to us in prayer is filtered through our perceptive template. I image God to be who I want/need God to be. Yet God is constantly drawing us to who God is beyond of our projections. What happens to “the...

Sunday 1 January, 2012

Leaving self Behind: Day 1. Intro to the self Day 2. Leaving behind Day 3. Self/self, Ego Day 4. Shadow self ‘Where love reigns there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the...

Tuesday 21 June, 2011

“Chris you know the path I have chosen for you”, that’s what I heard you say today. “Why would you choose anything other than what I have called you to. Chris you know the path I have chosen for you. You know I loved you. You know I have...

March 2, 2011 to July 17, 2013

Journal entries here are from March 2, 2011 to July 17, 2013. Posted Wednesday July 17, 2013 I recall Peter Malone once challenging me to find my own language for the interior life.  I had come to acknowledge the simplicity and congruence of the language of John of the...