Some notes from recent writings and research prepared by Rev Dr John C England of Christchurch.
Preachers and evangelists seem to be most often concerned with how different and how ‘divine’ Jesus was. Yet, without the sheer quality of his humanity and his astounding human life there would be no Christian movement at all. The whole Christian revelation was determined by that human life, Continue reading
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I was thinking recently about some of the people I struggle with and to what degree my struggle with them is about me. They are, of course, complete and utter idiots – whereas I am not. Actually, they are not such things any more or less than I am, but my dismissal of them is expressed in a tone of self-righteousness . It is a tone of cursing.
I have been reading some of John O’Donohue’s writings this year. He has written books of blessings. It is like he learned to see and speak in only one way, that of lifting people up and seeing the light about him and them.
I came up with these words…
Blessings & Curses
Let us be careful with our words, our thoughts, our judgements.
To bless is to lay aside any sense
that we have the right to hold anything over anyone. Continue reading