I’m not very good at quiet – I’m quite a busy and frenetic person and so I find quiet difficult. Back when I was at theological college I wrote an article in our student rag about my distaste for the quiet and monastic spirituality that we often promote in the western world and it got… Continue reading Lent: Trials and Temptations.
Its a curious thing waiting for a diagnosis. There’s the waiting. The hanging around knowing you are expectant for something. The hoping, that what you suspect is wrong isn’t or that some miraculous healing will have occurred since the last hospital visit. And the Crying, the emotionsl realisation, if not of what is wrong, at… Continue reading Crying, waiting, hoping
Following on from my last post. Had a prayer meeting tonight which is as far from the prayer Jesus commanded us to use as is possible: Spent most of evening talking about our desires, needs and our loved ones. We talked about people who hurt us. And we even admitted to one or two things… Continue reading Prayer²
Prayer, this morning I read 2 accounts of Jesus’ instructions to the disciples about prayer. in both he extols us to pray using what we now call the Lord’s Prayer. but in this reading from Luke he also gives us application! At first the teaching on asking the neighbour for bread seems to have little… Continue reading Fatherly Prayer: Luke 11 & Matthew 6