Sunday, 28 December 2014

Lady of Silence

You are the Lady of Silence,
the Silence
that is Life.

In Silence
you conceive
And bring forth Love.

In Silence
your Nazareth home
forms a son.

In Silence
you stand close by
as your boy becomes a man.

In Silence
you watch him love and heal
and give new life.

In Silence
you stand by the cross
and absorb his suffering and dying.

In Silence
you kept your heart open
as new life rose.

In Silence
you stood with others
as the Spirit was poured out on all.

In Silence
hold all hurting families
in your heart before God.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

This is Christmas

Christmas is many different things to many different people.
For Christians, Christmas is something that we experience. 

Christmas is about experiencing an abundance of Life and Love and joy. An abundance of God.

It is not something you can merit.
Its not something you deserve.
Whether your life is in good shape, or if it is a mess.
Whether you do good things or you do bad things.

The gift of Christmas is there for everyone, for all of us, to simply say yes to and to enjoy.

We are to experience and enjoy the abundance of lavish love.
This lavish love is not only for us, it is in us.

This is what happened in Mary so many years ago. She conceived of Love and gave birth to Love. This Love was in her.
Christ was in her.

Christmas is for us to say yes to the abundant Divine Life and Love that is already within us.

It is for us to learn to live out of that deep well of Love.

It is for us to share that Love.

Not one of us deserve it.
But it is ours anyway.
It is just there. It is who we really are.

Jesus has done this and shows us the way to fullness of life.

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.”

Friday, 19 December 2014

Gentle Mary

Gentle Mary
your soul is open
and ready to receive.

You want to receive.
You need to receive.

And you are filled.

You absorb
the Divinity that is Life.

You give birth
to Love made flesh.

Gentle Mary
your soul
is open
and ready
to live.

Christmas Gift

Christmas is about many things to many different people. Yet underneath all of our various understandings of the season, Christmas is not so much about receiving as it is fundamentally about giving. Christmas can be about giving and exchanging gifts with family and friends. It can be about giving to those in need in our neighbourhoods or on the other side of the world. It can be about giving to our church and other charities to support their work in our communities. The season can be about giving of our time to be with someone who is alone or who is shut in. Christmas can be about giving of our presence as we spend time with family and with friends. Christmas is about all of these things and more. For Christians, Christmas is about God’s gift of Divine Life and Love given to the world in Christ in that very first Christmas over 2000 years ago in Bethlehem. God’s gift of abundant love was announced to Mary and is revealed in Jesus Christ. It is a Love gift that is within every human being and is meant to lavishly share with many other people. It is a gift that is freely given to us. It is a gift that we are to freely share with others. Merry Christmas!

Father Gerald+

Monday, 15 December 2014

softly and gently

soft and gentle
they pray


the mild force
of the rhythm


drawn and made at one with
the voice

the voice announcing


you are free
feast at the table of life

feel the abundance
lavish abundance

they pray
softly and gently

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Sensing Faith

in the
voices of

real and





is in
the voices
and faith
of others

let go
and fall
into their

Advent Watching


                     go by.


There is                  

There is


There is more to me.

There is a


God comes.