YOU’VE EARNED IT! – Rev Maurice Fearns

This is how we see someone who walks off a stage in cap and gown having been awarded a degree. The years of study and hours of dogged application and self-sacrifice have finally paid off, with the due recognition. It is what we do when, having completed our education,...

DO YOU LOVE ME? – Rev Maurice Fearns

  Have you ever felt the need to ask that question of anyone? It is the question the risen Christ Jesus put to Peter. It is worth emphasizing each word separately. DO, meaning is it true, is it real, can I be sure. YOU, yes I mean you, giving the question an...

CHRIST ALIVE IN US – Rev Maurice Fearns

Writing to the Galatians Paul declares, ‘Christ lives in me’ (Gal.2:20). Paul never met Jesus of Nazareth in person. His letters refer more frequently to Christ than to Jesus. Jesus was the human body, in which Christ the divine Word was fully present.  We cannot know...

LOVE IS NOT A WORD – Rev Maurice Fearns

 You reply, “Hold on a minute!” That is nonsense, you’ve just used it”. Yes, I know, but I wanted to catch your attention and arouse your curiosity. The word L.O.V.E. like the word G.O.D. refers to a mystery which our human language is not able to fully define. Anne...

A FLAME OF SACRED LOVE – Rev Maurice Fearns

In the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games the flame is extinguished. The flame, a symbol of knowledge, spirit and life had been clearly demonstrated in the outstanding achievements of the competing athletes. In the familiar hymn ‘O Thou who camest from above the...

COPING WITH FEAR – Rev Maurice Fearns

We all have fears it is a natural, powerful, primitive emotion. Fear may be healthy, or unhealthy. It is a recurring reality which we can learn to deal with. Walls, fences, alarm systems indicate our common fear of intruders. Add to that the invisible menace of...