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3rd Sunday of Easter 15 April 2018 Ac 3:13-15, 17-19 1 Jn 2:1-5 Lk 24:35-48 This week’s gospel gives us three fascinating insights into the nature of our Lord’s Resurrection. First, the Resurrection is a historical event. In a world where religion is often dismissed as myth, we should not take this for granted. The […]

A question like ‘Why should I go for SOW?’ does not admit of a simple answer.

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 26 November 2017 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28 Mt 25:31-46 We are residing in enemy-occupied territory, as CS Lewis puts it. In Mere Christianity, Lewis writes: “Christianity agrees… that this universe is at war. But it does not think this is a war […]

Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.1 When I was 12, I got into a bad accident. My family […]

The cynical side winks, knowing smirks, throwback references and dead-pan jokes that are hallmarks of post-modern culture are being ever so politely nudged aside by an emerging re-appreciation of old-fashioned sincerity and the pleasures of simply playing it straight… No dark themes or disturbing notions. No blatant attempts at inserting a mega dose of girlish […]

I told my sister I was angry with God. But when I sat down in ado to talk to God properly for the first time since the accident, I realise I wasn’t really angry. I was disappointed. I was resigned. Because I know that my questions will remain unanswered, the ‘signs’ I receive will remain […]

There used to be a time when I thought to myself, if I just had one superpower – something cool like telekinesis or teleportation or telepathy or tele-someotherthing – I’d be perfectly happy and wouldn’t ask God for anything else in the world ever again. What happened to make my prayers so much more prosaic? Law School ‘Growing […]