Sunday reflections

We are all children of God – Gospel Reflection

The Jesuit spiritual writer, Mark Link, begins his widely read book Experiencing Prayer (1984) with an extract from Eugene Ionesco’s play The Bald Soprano (1950). In the scene, a couple meet and enter dialogue about their lives. They discover that they share much in common – they live in the same city, on the same street, in the same apartment, and they each have a daughter named Alice.

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A kingdom of nuisances and nobodies

In 2006, Franciscan theologian Richard Rohr visited Australia and was interviewed on ABC Radio National’s “Religion Report”. At the time, I was particularly impressed by a point Rohr made in distinguishing between “Christianity” and “Churchianity”, where the first constituted a challenge to the prevailing wider societal mores and values, while the second supported the cultural status quo.

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