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Feasting and fasting

The truth is, I’m not very good at fasting.  The suprising thing is that I was, in fact, better when I was younger.  As I became more committed to my faith I used to fast before Mass on Sunday and when I was at college being formed for priesthood the whole routine of the day was geared around being able to fast before the Eucharist because breakfast wasn’t served until after it. 1,003 more words

One Way or Another

When I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, my mom would instill fear in us by forecasting the lessons we’d learn once she or my dad got “through with us.” Here Ezekiel relays pretty much the same kind of message. 352 more words


The tree of healing

I said last week that I needed time to reflect before I said anything about the first anniversary of the London Bridge attack. In fact I had to say a great deal without the luxury of much reflective time.  947 more words

Broken Beauty

This is the sermon I preached this morning in Southwark Cathedral.  The readings were Deuteronomy 5.12-15; 2 Corinthians 4.5-12; Mark 2.23-3.6

One of the joys of Sunday – for me – apart from being here with you of course – is watching ‘Antiques Roadshow’.  852 more words

God is the same Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

I praise God putting me in a desperate situation where I can desperately call on Him. If it wasn’t for the refusal of something I am earnestly praying for, I would not have this opportunity to come closer to Him and build a deeper relationship with Him, again.. 320 more words

'Excuse me!'

One of the many privileges of being the Dean of Southwark – and there are many – is my daily commute. Seven minutes of gentle strolling along Bankside and Clink Street is all it takes to get from the Deanery to the Cathedral, watching the river and gazing at the City skyline with its every growing number of high buildings.  627 more words

In the tragedy, He is worthy

Today marks a year since the tragedy of the Manchester attacks which took the lives of 22 individuals, leaving loved ones devastated. Such a horrific event we can never fully comprehend, and on this occasion I’m not going to attempt to explain how such a thing could happen, but there is one truth I want to present to you: 1,869 more words