Category Archives: Ireland

Travelling Light

The  first followers of Jesus didn’t have it easy. When Jesus had said “Take up your cross and follow me,” he meant it. And for them, the symbol of the cross was no decoration but the daily possibility of arrest, … Continue reading

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The hill-country of my heart

  There it is, up there in the distance. It’s not the easiest place, but it’s the place God has put on my heart. It’s been there for as long as I can remember and the joy of it has … Continue reading

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Stuckness

“Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I’d better go back.” “Oh, bother!” said Pooh. “I shall have to go on.” “I can’t do either!” said Pooh. “Oh, help and bother!” Stuckness is a fact of life. From time to time we all … Continue reading

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Farewell

I went to the town hall to register the death. I had to wait in a line and fill in a form. Clipboard and pen provided. The technical term for someone allowed to do so is “Informant.” Strange choice of … Continue reading

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Boundary breaking (and proud of it)

One of the reasons Paul wrote a couple of letters to this bunch of quarrelsome Jesus-followers in Corinth was to explain himself. They wanted to know his views on the Jewish Law: Should a follower of Jesus follow the rules … Continue reading

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Take Nothing for the journey

Have you ever been in one of those situations where, ticket in hand, security cleared and endless airport walkways successfully negotiated, you wait at the boarding gate;  the flight is called, the door is opened, you follow the queue as … Continue reading

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Ireland abandons religion – About time too?

The Irish commitment to the Catholic religion is fast draining away, according to a new poll which points to a dramatic plunge in those who regard themselves as religious. Worldwide, only Vietnam experienced a greater drop in those describing themselves … Continue reading

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