Monthly Archives: December 2015

Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent, Cycle C

Readings of the Day Choices. We all have choices, and the choices we make have an impact on what happens. What we choose matters. What we choose can affect the people around us; what we choose can affect the world around us; what we choose can affect the fate of the world. I’ve been a […]

Homily: 3rd Sunday in Advent, Cycle C

Readings of the day Robert E. Lee had an important choice at Appomattox in April 1865: the choice for war or peace. He was cornered, his army was starving, it wasn’t possible to hold things together. A probe of enemy lines that told him fighting a battle in that place was not only a losing […]


A tree leaf in autumn, barely holding on. November gales rattle me, threaten to shake me free, sending me to the unknown. Threatening to blow me away into nothingness.   I was once firm, held fast once I blossomed on a shining March day, breathing summer fragrance making the tree fertile. A sea of green […]

Homily: 2nd Sunday in Advent, Cycle C

Readings of the Day There’s a problem with sequels: they’re not the same as the original. If something succeeds, the first thing that comes to a lot of people’s minds is: do it again! Hollywood in particular beats this to death. I really liked the original Matrix movie: it had an interesting and challenging take […]

Song of the Wolf

‘Come to the mountains’ is the cry tumbling far and wide over the lower pastures. ‘Come to the mountains’ echoes in the ears of sheep grazing placidly in the sunlight under their collie’s watchful gaze. ‘Come to the mountains, the high pastures await you. Come to the mountains, the dog is not your friend.’ They […]