There are times in life when we are weary: weary of conflict, or pain, or uncertainty; when circumstances lead us to a place we did not choose, or we desperately try to hold fast to that which has gone. Moving forward can be disquieting; the past can be comforting. Yet, we live in the moment, … More Letting Go
“I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.” Thomas Merton. To those who are hurting this Christmastime, God draws alongside in the stillness of the night and the busyness of the day. God is all around us, whether we are aware of … More Never Alone; Never Forsaken; Never Forgotten.
What kings and leaders of nations, philosophers and artists, founders of religions and teachers of morals have tried in vain to do—that now happens through a newborn child. Putting to shame the most powerful human efforts and accomplishments, a child is placed here at the midpoint of world history—a child born of human beings, a … More Looking to Christmas: The Infinite Mercy of God
You are the peace of all things calm You are the place to hide from harm You are the light that shines in dark You are the heart’s eternal spark You are the door that’s open wide You are the guest who waits inside You are the stranger at the door You are the calling … More The Peace Of All Things Calm
O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you; I can’t do this alone. In me there’s darkness, But with you there’s light; I’m lonely, but you don’t leave me; I’m feeble in heart, but with you there’s help; I’m restless, but with … More Bonhoeffer’s Prayer
‘Reaching Your Potential: Using Logotherapy in Everyday Life’ 4 sessions: 25th September & 2nd/9th/16th October 2018 7pm – 9pm Mirabilis Health, 7 Farmley Road, Glengormley, Co. Antrim, BT36 7TY Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, sometimes known as the ‘Third Viennese School of Psychotherapy’ and following on from Freud’s Psychoanalysis and Adler’s Individual Psychology, was formulated by the … More Logotherapy in Everyday Life
I came across a shocking statistic the other day. It was part of an article published at the beginning of the year in ‘Psychology Today’ and was written by the US psychologist Ana Nogales. And the statistic is this: ‘When a child becomes a legal adult, they will have seen 16,000 assassinations and 200,000 acts … More Understanding Non-Violence: Merton, Bonhoeffer, King, and Scriptural Discernment
This is a short reflection on human dignity in the light of the parable of Lazarus and the rich man: In strident and uncompromising language, Jesus draws us in to the world of Lazarus, the beggar at the rich man’s gate. He lies there prostrate, drained of all energy. We can imagine him gazing into … More Lazarus, Robert Burns & Human Dignity: Reflections on Luke 16:19-31