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The Door

There is a thing stronger than death… more powerful and compelling. Unlike death it is not inevitable. Love‘s the thing. I am a coward… a fearful coward, because I fear my own ability to choose to ‘not love’. It is … Continue reading

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Every Act of Love is an Act of Bravery

‘Every act of love is an act of bravery…’ These words came to me as, driving to an appointment in the parish where I am a Deacon, I admitted to God that I was afraid. On the seat beside me … Continue reading

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Hounds of love

Yesterday, I was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church. At that beautiful ancient place of worship, Salisbury cathedral, on the feast of Michaelmas… Michael and All Angels. As the sun shone in through the stained glass and ancient golden … Continue reading

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Humility

Humility is a strange quality; unlike joy, love, kindness or any of those typically sweet qualities Christians are supposed to value highly; humility is painful. True humility, a quality many mystics wrote about (often anonymously) , consists not of feeling … Continue reading

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A sense of hope

This week has been particularly hard… it has been a pretty challenging couple of months of formation, for various reasons, but this week has been particularly hard. I am not a ‘Calvinist’… I’m not entirely confident I could give a … Continue reading

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