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Fr. Richard Rohr OFM. – “Falling Upward”

December 10, 2018 Posted by | Teaching, Thoughts | Leave a comment

Israel..and Twisted Scripture. Joshua 14:9

It is always wonderful to me to find that there is a bigger picture than the one that is constrained behind the blinkers…that I never thought I now had!

The following teaching by Greg Boyd was blinker shattering for me!  It resonates with what I believe is the voice of God in me…leading me to a more intimate and freer space where love is at the centre!

I have for years been a passionate Christian Zionist, who is seeing more and more, that much of my understanding on Israel and the last days is flawed, through a blinkered and often times distorted understanding of both scripture and God! I hope this teaching challenges you as it did me….I hope it brings you closer to the heart of God….I hope that instead of trying to justify your entrenched position, (as I have done too many times), you will allow the gentle voice of love to lead you into all (unblinkered) truth!

Keep your eyes upon Jesus…..!


July 4, 2015 Posted by | Teaching | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Part of the ‘Dumbing Down’ of humanity – The LGBT Agenda

There seems to be today the idea that if you disagree with certain lifestyles you are hater of those people/persons. This is particularly true within the LGBTQ community, but covers a multitude of life choices much bigger than these. When I was a young man living a debauched hedonistic prodigal lifestyle, my father disliked and disagreed with my lifestyle…but he never hated me. I may dislike and disagree with my son’s choice of lifestyle but I do not hate them! I have friends with whom I disagree because of their lifestyle choices…but I do not hate them! I know a multitude LGBTQ people as well as heterosexuals…I may disagree and/or dislike some of their lifestyles…but I do not hate them! To promote such an idea (that if you dislike or disagree with another’s lifestyle, gender orientation or choice, means you are a hater of them) is part of the dumbing down of our humanity and a way that will inevitably lead to the death of reason, free thought and society!


Brother Michael Daly. CJ May 2014

May 20, 2014 Posted by | Teaching | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Man of Grace – Brennan Manning

I recently found the following talks by Brennan Manning on ‘YouTube’ and share them here for your edification!

“If you took the love of all the best mothers and fathers who ever lived (think about that for a moment)–all the goodness, kindness, patience, fidelity, wisdom, tenderness, strength and love–and united all those virtues in one person, that person would only be a faint shadow of the love and mercy in the heart of God for you and me.”
~Brennan Manning

Live loved

Michael Daly. C.J.




June 30, 2012 Posted by | Teaching, Thoughts | , , | Leave a comment

Bill Johnson – The Battle of Significance

March 2, 2012 Posted by | Teaching | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Transitus of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Transitus of Saint Francis of Assisi 


Saint Francis died during the evening of 3rd October . Franciscans observes the death of Saint Francis on this day and celebrate his feast day on the following day 4th October.

As he lay dying, it is told that Francis prayed Psalm 142 and during the closing verse he died. This event is solemnly remembered each year by Franciscans to honor their holy Father’s entrance into the joy of going home to the Lord by way of sister death –a transitus–a passing– of Francis from life to Life today, 3rd October .

Alleluia, Alleluia, Francis, poor and humble, enters heaven rich and is welcomed with celestial hymns. Alleluia.

Psalm 142

I cried to the Lord with my voice; with my voice to the Lord did I make my supplication.

I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him trouble.

When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then he knew my path.

In the way where I walked have they secretly laid a snare for me.

I looked on right hand, and held, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

I cried to You, O Lord: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Attend to my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for You shall deal bountifully with me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Francis, poor and humble, enters heaven rich and is welcomed with celestial hymns. Alleluia.

O God, you granted our blessed Father Francis the reward of everlasting joy: grant that we, who celebrate the memory of his death, may at last come to the same eternal joy; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

October 3, 2011 Posted by | Teaching | , | Leave a comment