More on communion

After yesterday’s post, and just to confirm for my good Anglican friend Geoff my definite ‘anglo-catholic’ tendencies … …the breaking of bread at holy communion can break you right open. It’s like the gates to your heart have opened and everything you have ever loved comes tumbling out to be missed and praised and mourned and…

Map of Bread

On Sunday night at Collins Street we sat around the table set with bread and wine, the ‘elements’ of faith and longing, and reflected on the incredulity of bread as a sign of God. Bread: a staple of the mundane and the necessary; international language of sustenance and gathering; a sign of commonality yet a reminder of…

Dinner time

As after-dinner conversations go, this one was not my best.  One of my offspring wanted to address aspects of our family life that were a cause of discontent.  High on the list —the long list — was our practice of family meals: “Why can’t we be normal?” Apparently, ‘normal’ is the practice of allowing each…