TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: To listen with the ear of the heart
The following words were recited as part of the Alleluia verse on Sunday:
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our heart,
that we might see how great is the hope
to which we are called.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Listen to what the spirit is saying
It was hard to choose what aspect this week’s message should take, given that I am writing this on October 4, the Feast of St Francis of Assisi.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Christ-centred Church
The regular readers of this message would be aware that my Sunday nights are usually dedicated to putting these words together, and so this week is no different.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Leadership and Structure
I trust that many of you took time to mark International Day of Peace on Monday 21 September, observing a commitment for the people of the world to pledge to a culture of peace.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Mission and Outreach
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
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
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
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.