How then shall we live?

In seeking God, we ask how to sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? and in so doing are faced with the question of how then shall we live? These issues and questions are foundational to our life as a community. Here, you can find a growing variety of articles exploring these questions.

Wisdom to Live By – Matthew 12:43-45

A Quiet Day Reflection from Trevor Miller This obscure scripture passage is part of our Day 15 meditation in Celtic Daily Prayer – linked to Day 14 and Day 16 prayers for Holy Island – with its recognition of the reality of spiritual warfare. William Barclay called it a ‘compact and eerie little parable about […]

A Future and a Hope – Part 2

A transcript of a talk by Trevor Miller (continued from Part 1) So as this New Year continues to unfold, let’s resolve to seek God but to do so fully aware 1] That we don’t know the future but God knows Imagine God planning for our future! He desires us to have hope – a […]

A Future and a Hope – Part 1

A transcript of a talk by Trevor Miller   I’ll start with some good news – it’s only 330 days to Christmas. It’s hard to believe, isn’t it that another year has passed. However, as we’re still less than a month into the New Year; we are still in that time frame when we think […]

On finding a Spiritual Director

A reflection by Trevor Miller I recall during a visit to Ireland reading in the vestibule of the Franciscan Church in Killarney, a simple definition of spiritual direction. It was the notice said, ‘not about giving answers. It was about helping each other to hear the voice of God in life’s experience and to discover […]

The discipline of knowing your limitations

A Reflection by Trevor Miller. One of my all-time favourite children’s books when our kids were little had a great title, ‘Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day’. We’ve all had them, when the ‘never rains but it pours’ syndrome brings back-to-back disappointments. Here is an excerpt: ‘I went to sleep with […]

Charles Ringma reflects on life, mission and monasticism – podcast

Charles is a Companion in Community, living in Brisbane, Australia. You can listen to a podcast of him being interviewed for a national radio programme called ‘Spirit of Things’, commissioned by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. It’s a one hour, wide ranging, interview that picks up on many of the things of Community. Well worth finding […]

Monasticism – The Heart of Celtic Christianity

Paul Cullity provided us with this important Paper over 20 years ago. It remains a powerful and significant outline of  Monasticism: The Heart of Celtic Christianity If you want to capture the idea of Celtic Monasticism in words, you’ll find that words themselves seem inadequate. I have struggled for weeks now to present the essence […]

Learning Grace by Living Nakedly

Irene Alexander, a Companion in Community from Brisbane, reflects on the essential role of Grace in the struggle to find the true self:   Once you accept the existence of God – however you define Him, however you explain your relationship with Him – then you are caught forever with His presence in the centre of all […]

Waymarks for Community and Community Groups Part 2

The second part of a talk on waymarks given by Trevor Miller. We have been stressing the importance of waymarks. That as a Community we need to stop from time-to-time and take the opportunity to retrace our steps, and look for the waymarks that tell us we are on course. As Jeremiah 6:16 ‘Ask for […]

Joining the Suffering God

Charles Ringma, a Companion in Community from Brisbane, shares his thinking and experiences of suffering. Joining the Suffering God    If ever there was a topic that is common to all humanity, it is the theme of suffering. We have all suffered and continue to suffer in various ways. Suffering is part of the human […]