• Aug2020

    The house was basic, but its simplicity was offset by the beautiful perfume wafting among the guests.  Simon who owned it, for years had been a leper, an outsider and ironically a pharisee (Lk 7:36) but now he was clean.  And the guy who cured him was why people wanted to be there. The decor didn’t matter, the intoxicating aroma made the ordinary beautiful.  The pieces of a broken alabaster vase lay discarded on the floor.  A woman, a...

  • Jul2020

    Pen of Den – Near

    16/07/2020

    The default location for God in our psyche is that he is remote.  That relationally he has socially distanced himself from us because he is holy and powerful and we are not, and that our proximity will somehow contaminate him.  Of course, that wouldn’t be in your thinking, just in...