St Kilda Uniting Church Easter

“All religions will pass but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking into the distance”.   On my computer desk at home I have one of those old fashioned ‘accessories’ that you flick over when you feel like it to reveal a fresh quotation to ponder upon – a forerunner of the…

St Kilda Uniting Church Easter Sunday Homily

Easter Sunday: Homily

This will surely go down as one of the more thought-provoking Easters for many years. Of course, many in the older person category will remember other Easters that were out of the ordinary; some unique to Australia, others involving wartime experiences.   But this is different for one reason only – a virus pandemic which…

St Kilda Uniting Church Covid Easter In a time of distance

In a Time of Distance

The unexpected always happens in the way The unexpected has always occurred: While we are doing something else, While we are thinking of altogether Different things — matters that events Then show to be every bit as unimportant As our human concerns so often are; And then, with the unexpected upon us, We look at…

St Kilda Uniting Church Wattle bird

Poem: Life’s Companions

I heard a Wattle bird today ‘It’s time to go’ she seemed to say Another joined her gentle song I think it was a Currawong Parrots, Magpies, on the wire Joined the song – we had a choir Feathered friends within the trees Set their songs upon the breeze. The Wattle bird – alone no…

St Kilda Uniting Church River of life

River of life

Like many people, I dive into books for very different reasons. Intellectual challenge. Vicarious adventure. Human interest. Facts and fiction – and sometimes I’m not sure which is which. But there is one category of book that I don’t so much ‘dive’ into but rather slowly and carefully lower myself into until I am fully…