On Doing & Being

I came across this lovely quote from Thomas Merton on the Facebook page of Tao & Zen. It’s even more true now than when Merton wrote these words. “We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they […]

My Life as a Refugee App

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has released a game which helps us to enter into the experiences of refugees. Characters are confronted with real life choices which determine the outcome of their quest for safety. My Life as a Refugee is available for Android or IOS. Find out more here

Spirit of Pentecost

Do you think of Pentecost as an event or a process? I don’t think Pentecost finished yesterday. As I watched this presentation on Pentecost from Loyola Press, it struck me that God’s Spirit continues to speak to each of us in our own languages through the people and events that touch our lives. Sometimes God […]

Holy Thursday

How can we wash the feet of those who have no feet? This statue is at the Jesuit Refugee Service reflection centre in Siem Reip in Cambodia. Many Cambodians lost limbs to land mines during the war, and unexploded cluster bombs are still harming ordinary people. If we wish to wash the feet of these […]