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Fear of Failure...Will It Really Be That Bad?

Below is a Facebook post from my friend and colleague Chip Freed.  I appreciated it because I struggle a lot with the fear of failure.  The question rolling in my heart is “So what if I fail?”  It strikes me, then, that in nearly every case my fear is bigger than reality.   190 more words


Look at the good not just the evil

I had time to think about the natural world during my holiday for the last two weeks deep amongst the woods and trees of a National Park in Central France. 905 more words


On Life and Death

Strange how cruel the natural world is. Or is it us who think it cruel by imposing our sentimentality on to it?  I have been watching a pair of Black Redstarts dashing back and forth feeding their young on the nest, and reminded myself that all this effort may be wasted as a Sparrowhawk or a Cat may eat the baby birds once they fly. 788 more words


Asking idiot questions - the way to God

I was at a Mass at Chalus in France today and from what I could understand with my limited French, the priest was saying that being a Christian is all about love, not about being intellectual. 764 more words


How Generous Is God?

Last Sunday I preached on the parable of the 11th hour worker (that’s our description…it wasn’t literally the 11th hour).  The beef of those that slaved all day in the hot sun was that the workers who barely clocked in for an hour got the same  amount of pay.   114 more words


Homily on St Peter & St Paul

I was a very stubborn little boy! Persuading me to do something I didn’t want to do was very difficult. Some of you may say that it still is, although I think I am a little better than I was back then! 839 more words


God helps in a crisis

Frances writes on Sunday’s readings :- All of them today are about periods of crisis in the life of the Early Church. What struck me about them all was the clarity and sense of focus those incidents brought to those involved, and it occurred to me that many of us too at moments of crisis in our own lives also find a focussing on the true priorities, as other less significant things recede into the background. 717 more words

Texts From Frances