Sermons

Called to Proximity, Called to be Different

October 2, 2016

St Francis day is Tuesday October 4th. Today we celebrate his life and his values, and bless our animals. It is said that St Francis is the most admired, and yet the least imitated, of all the saints. Perhaps because his values challenge us too much, his values and actions call us to be counter cultural, to be different.

From Competition to Christ-like Communion

August 28, 2016

Some of you know that one of my favorite things to do is watch the Olympic Games, even if I have to lose sleep to do it! Luckily it only happens every four years.  Given that my family comes from all over the world, I have plenty of choice of countries to support! I had the privilege of meeting some of the US athletes a few years ago, and I love watching the track events. And of course I am super South African proud of their two gold medalists.

Do Not Be Afraid

August 7, 2016

 ‘Do not be afraid.’ Jesus said these words over and over in the gospels, as if he knew that as humans there is so much to fear in this world, so much to get anxious and worry about. ‘Do not be afraid, little flock.’ The words sound like they are spoken with affection and tenderness, to both his disciples and to the thousands of people in the crowds following him. Wouldn’t you love not to be afraid, not to have reasons to be afraid?

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