Mother Teresa’s prayer

I’m writing this post for a particular person with a particular reason. She will almost certainly not read this and would be altogether shocked that she provoked such a reaction in me. The context is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and my hurt and aching for a reconciliation within Christ’s body, the Church. Continue reading “Mother Teresa’s prayer”

A little springtime

I remember the journey from London to Monmouth over 11 years ago. Leaving one role and about to start another – I had cause for hope and optimism – travelling to a new place, a new landscape, a new context to share the gospel. During that journey, I heard the shocking news that Br Roger, the prior of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France had been murdered, stabbed in the back, during prayers. I felt desolate but also outraged about this attack on a helpless man of God who was reaching the natural end of his life. Continue reading “A little springtime”