Posted on

The idea of home… and what it means

If you haven’t read the story of The Prodigal Son, you can read it here.

The story resonates with me on many levels – as a son, as a brother, as a father and as a pastor. I like this narrative because I think that the tendency to run away is dormant in all of us. In addition, I like this story because I think the older brother’s attitude of entitlement also lies dormant in all of us. Continue reading The idea of home… and what it means

Posted on

When children and people die young…

The months of September and October 2019 were tough. And if I’m honest, most months since then have been tough. Two young children whom I taught and spent time with often during the day – aged six and four – died. Separate accidents, different families… but families I’ve been close to.

Then a week ago, a close friend of mine was knocked over outside his house by a speeding vehicle. He died, and leaves behind a wife and three teenage children. Yesterday was his memorial. It has been hard to say goodbye. Continue reading When children and people die young…

Posted on

Coping strategies in this crazy world

Someone asked me the other day how I manage to stay so calm all the time. I must be honest and say, I wish I felt as calm as what they perceive me to be! My wife likens me to a duck on the water – above the surface it looks quite easy-going and chilled but underneath there’s lot of furious paddling!

I suppose the essence of the question is how do we maintain some sense of order and common sense in a crazy world? Continue reading Coping strategies in this crazy world