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Engraving of "The Vision of The Valley of The Dry Bones" by Gustave Doré


In Ezekiel’s dream, the breath of God awakens and reconnects the bones of the fragmented selves, renews their flesh and returns to them their own life’s breath before placing them back on their own soil.

St John the Theologian, writing the book of Revelation.


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…

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THE ROAD TO EMMAUS: Broken Hearts to Burning Hearts

Perhaps our perennial instinct to share food, drink and story as a response to grief and loss points to a gospel mystery in which we are all caught up.



Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.


In the resurrection of Jesus, we perceive what could be considered the big bang of God’s new creation exploding, as it were, as a renewing, recreating power in the midst of the old…


Holy Saturday: Day of Joyful Sadness

I distinctly remember the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday as a strange day.

Hortus Deliciarum, Die Kreuzigung Jesu Christi

Good Friday

“Now is the time to loosen, cast away
The useless weight of everything but love.” -Malcolm Guite

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Holy (Maundy) Thursday: John 13:1-35

“Grace is revealed in suffering, power is displayed through weakness, glory is disguised in humiliation.”

A Citizen’s Response to Senator Plett’s Defense of His Actions in Senate Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Last Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Senators expected to refer Indigenous Rights Bill C-262 to committee after hearing Senator Sinclair’s right of reply, when suddenly—and not unexpectedly—Conservative Senators Larry Smith and Don Plett pulled a delay filibuster ensuring the bill won’t be taken up again for another two weeks. Senator Plett is well known for these […]

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Palm Sunday: The Triumphal Entry

As a child, I quietly harboured an uneasy dislike for Palm Sunday…