Category Archives: Chaplain’s Musings
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9.6-7 … Continue reading
= along these lines = to launch us into lent In the turbulence of our own lives and the unsettled waters of the world today let there be new birthings of your spirit. prayers from the iona community We … Continue reading
Dear members of St Catherine’s in Stuttgart and in the diaspora As the working / school year resumes – if I haven’t already seen you this year – may I wish you every blessing in this year – in the … Continue reading
1 CORINTHIANS13 (Advent and Christmas version) If I bake a Christmas cake and dozens of mince pies but have not love – I’m just another harassed family cook. If I decorate my house with outdoor fairy lights and a twinkling … Continue reading
‘as the winds of winter gather, do not forsake us, o God’ Psalm 71 I take this Psalm refrain as both literal for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and also as metaphor for anywhere in our broken world. … Continue reading
#thoughtforthisweek Not so many years ago I wrote this time of year beginning with: “What really is the difference between the commemoration of an atrocity and the perpetuation of a grievance?” Some version of this question (though usually more emotive … Continue reading
There will be Harvest Hymns next Sunday (2nd October) and you can still bring non-perishable foodstuffs and/or financial gifts for the Schwäbische Tafel as part of our – ‘Those who have – share the Harvest’.