Category: Rowland

Even Children Can Be Inspirational

As I was going through some old writings I came across a column I wrote nearly ten years ago about inspiration, probably at the time when a local supermarket chain adopted the slogan “Inspired...

Youths can be ‘Champions of Mercy’

When we consider the situation of young people, should we speak of youth with families, without families, or youth in families? When one asks in a group, “What is a family?”, the stock answer...

Spirit

Let us Be Reborn in the Spirit

Often we talk of a “good team spirit” or of a spirit that is lacking in some situation. People are enthusiastic and committed or bored and disinterested. An angry spirit shows something is not right....

Holy Week

Hear and See in Holy Week

You know the saying, “Hearing is believing”, and you might want to say: “No, seeing is believing.” And you are right, of course. But at the moment, for me hearing is believing. More Stories: Fasting:...

lecture

Better to discuss than to lecture

In our postmodern way of free thinking, does the word lecture come across as rather dictatorial?It possibly does even more than the words ‘sermon’ or ‘homily’; all of these are occasions for someone to...

Jesus

Mercy or Madness?

How will Jesus be revealed in the year ahead? This month the Supreme Court of Appeal changed Oscar Pistorius’ conviction from manslaughter to murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In this story, two and...

Dealing with Loss

The month of November, which begins with All Souls Day, places a focus on caring for those who experience loss. So it is a good time to reflect on the topic of lost and...

Why Split Family from Laity?

Even well-balanced adult parents might have had some difficulty keeping afloat in the sea of reports emanating from the Synod on the Family. More Stories: No related posts.