Cleaning Windows – Rev Maurice Fearns

Living near an industrial sector as a youngster, soot and grime polluted the air. A familiar sight was the window cleaner. Equipped with ladder, bucket, chamois leather and a cloth he went to whoever requested his services to clean their windows. Those unable to...

Keep practicing – Rev Maurice Fearns

It has often been said ‘Practice makes perfect’. I have practiced doing, or learning many things, but I have never done anything perfectly. No one is perfect. Pope Francis has himself admitted, “I am a sinner”. We learn from our mistakes. Observing the failure of the...

Our need of God – Rev Maurice Fearns

As the brain needs oxygen, as the lungs need air, as the body needs nourishment, as the fish needs water – so we need God. Our physical structure, our emotional balance, our social relations and mental health – all have need of God. The person who denies this need...

The Living God – Rev Maurice Fearns

We were invited out to dine at an up market restaurant. It was all ‘a la carte’. When the menu came one course included crocodile and my wife’s immediate comment was “Crocodile! I am afraid to order that”. Whereupon the African waiter, with solemn expression, leaned...

Mending and Making – Rev Maurice Fearns

Ever since boyhood I have been fascinated by watching craftsmen at work; a carpenter, a bricklayer, a painter, an artist at his easel. People using materials and tools to mend or make something. Admiring their skills I dreamed of copying them and imagined myself...

BEING WITH GOD – Rev Maurice Fearns

When leaving a certain hospital at the end of a kindly visit, a consultation, a treatment or surgery on arriving at the Exit there stands a reassuring caption in capital letters “GOD BE WITH YOU”. At the farewell service in the village chapel before I left for South...