‘Isn’t it good when things just work!’ You may recall the ad. A silver ball rolled down spirals, through switches, setting off balance beams and catapulty things, until finally something hit an array of dominoes that beautifully fell into place. It was a car ad, I think. But it is true, isn’t it? It’s good when things just work.
A local commentator unpacks the recent US attack on Syria. What may have happened by the time you read this?
Newcastle Buddhist Kadam Mick Marcon introduces the teachings of Buddhism, with reference to the writings of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
Islam continues to be prominent in news reports, usually for all the wrong reasons. Editor of Bridges (see below), Columban Patrick McInerney, offers helpful suggestions to those who want to penetrate beyond the headlines. In doing so, he echoes the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
We seem to have moved from summer to winter in the past week. Many of us are unprepared for this sudden change of season, which can be a metaphor for life.