Those places that are in need of healing…

This is the transcript of a video made by 'Green Renaissance', as part of their mission to capture personal stories on film that encourage us to see, explore, recognise and value our shared humanity. A link to the video and the Green Renaissance YouTube channel appears at the end of this blog. I heartily recommend… Continue reading Those places that are in need of healing…

The Mountains and the Valleys…

There was a time when I would regularly visit a Chinese restaurant with a friend, partly because we enjoyed their food, which was delicious, but also because we'd visited Hong Kong together and it was an unspoken way of recreating a shared good memory from the past. We were always given two fortune cookies at… Continue reading The Mountains and the Valleys…

Sometimes

Sometimes words don’t work. Sometimes a candle-lit room, accompanied by the sound of rain, says more than the greatest philosopher. Sometimes pain is our greatest teacher. Sometimes those that give us life try to destroy us. Sometimes time doesn’t heal our wounds. Sometimes choosing life is harder than giving in to death. Sometimes friends become… Continue reading Sometimes

The value of silence…

Last week a pilgrim, who had worked as a volunteer at the Taizé Community in France, stayed with us in the parroquial albergue in Logroño. As he helped wash and dry the dishes after dinner we spoke about his time at Taize and he explained a little about the community´s Mission; to help unite the… Continue reading The value of silence…

For the Love of God…

Life is a gift - Impossible is nothing On Tuesday of last week I celebrated my birthday; possibly the happiest birthday of my whole life...or, at least, of my life so far. God, who I experience as pure, complete Love and the creator of all that is positive, life-giving and regenerating in this world, is… Continue reading For the Love of God…