Regression

John 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana I don’t know if this is familiar to you, whenever I spend time with my parents, I always regress. Not all the way back to being a teenager, but a fair bit of the way. Too often I’ll lie about, as if I expected somebody else to pick up...

Instinct vs Analysis

John 1:43-51 Calling of Philip and Nathanael There were about 40 of us who all started working for Airbus at the same time. Initially I lived with some extended family, but it was only a temporary arrangement. I knew I would be off travelling in the first 12...

Taking Risks

Matthew 25: 14-30 Parable of the Talents When I was in my first year of Engineering there was a requirement that we did a 4 week placement in an Engineering firm. We needed to apply for summer or Easter holiday jobs and there was a careers advisor in the Engineering...

Lest we forget

Matthew 25:1-13 Remembrance – Ten Bridesmaids “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.as he tried to make sense of the unfortunate turn of events leading to him  engaging in what could only be described as a fools errand behind the enemy...

Taboos

John 6:37-40 All Souls Cultural Taboos – the things nobody wants to talk about. The topics which are considered so precarious for a conversation that you wouldn’t dare bring it up, for fear somebody might be offended. Moving to this country, I was struck by how...

Beloved is your name

Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes When I was a child it was commonly known that I wasn’t athletic or sporty in any way. I was a geek, more interested in science and computers than going out and playing football or baseball. And because that was the label I had, I lived up...