Poverty and Privilege

Walking the Camino is a privilege.  We often use such words flippantly, even if we are showing gratitude, but what does it really mean for something to be a privilege?  For the last five weeks I've been working this through my head.  I am someone who has, at least in relative terms, known both sides... Continue Reading →

Hitting Pause

Barely halfway through today's stage of the Camino, I stopped walking and booked myself into the nearest albergue.  My energy levels were good, I had all the right equipment and food, as well as plenty of time to complete the stage, but my joints had decided they had had enough.  I am ahead of schedule... Continue Reading →

The Power of Story

Today was a momentous day on the Camino; I am already a third of the way to Santiago de Compostela!  As I reflected on the miracle of my legs continuing to work, and my head continuing to let them, I wondered what it was I would remember most when the aches of my muscles had... Continue Reading →

A Reflection on Acts 2:42-47

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to... Continue Reading →

Short Thoughts on the General Election

In their pastoral letter released prior to the 2015 general election, the Church of England’s bishops attempt to offer guidance to Anglicans as they prepare to vote.  ‘Who is my Neighbour?’, they ask, just as the lawyer in Luke 10:25-37 does.  Having correctly answered that the law requires him to love God and love his... Continue Reading →

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