TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Mission and Outreach IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Mission and Outreach

September 14, 2020 Teresa Brierley

This message will arrive in most people’s inbox on Tuesday 15 September which has been marked for our diocese as the Perpetual Day of Remembrance – ‘Shine the light of Christ’.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Formation and Education IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Formation and Education

September 08, 2020 Teresa Brierley

In preparing for this week’s message, which is the third in a series of breaking open our diocesan five foundations, I reflected on our Sunday readings. I felt the urgent call for us, as a community, to be responsible for each other and all of creation, even more so during this pandemic.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Worship and Prayer IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Worship and Prayer

September 01, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Here we are at the beginning of spring and for me COVID seems to have made for a long winter. I must admit that I am enjoying the days getting longer and warmer and wish to acknowledge that we are now in month of the Seasons of Creation.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Identity and community IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Identity and community

August 25, 2020 Teresa Brierley

For those who read last week’s message, you may recall that I indicated that I would take the opportunity over the coming weeks to break open the concept I introduced to you, from my Hunter Community Alliance training, about private pain, pressure or motivation and intentional public action for the common good and how that might relate to our work toward the diocesan synod.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The changing of the season IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: The changing of the season

August 18, 2020 Teresa Brierley

While thinking of this week’s message and reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel, Matthew 15:21-28, in which a Canaanite woman shouted at Jesus for him to have pity on her because her daughter was tormented by the devil, I recalled last week’s training that formed part of community organising for civil society and the Hunter Community Alliance.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Peaceful change IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Peaceful change

August 11, 2020 Teresa Brierley

We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own—indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.
Wangari Maathai

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A lonely place IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A lonely place

August 04, 2020 Teresa Brierley

This week in our Sunday Gospel reading, we have Jesus withdrawing to a lonely place after hearing of the violent death of his cousin John the Baptist. As I listened to these words, I imagined his grief and sadness, and just wanting to be alone.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Building the Kingdom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Building the Kingdom

July 28, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Over the past few weeks, in our Sunday readings, we have been listening to Chapter 13 from Matthew’s Gospel, in which Jesus speaks in parables about the Kingdom of God.