Category Archives: Searching

Inexpressible longings

Reflecting on those inexpressible longings deep within us, C.S.Lewis once said: ‘Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food… People feel sexual desire: well, … Continue reading

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That ‘gnawing pain’ at the centre of our being

Ever since I watched him being savaged by two reporters in a television interview, while trying to get them to listen to why he was introducing Medicare, I’ve admired Bill Hayden, one of Australia’s iconic Labor leaders and former Governor … Continue reading

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Blinded by the confines of their own intellects

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of fundamentalist … Continue reading

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Not in the ’empty firmament of the mind’

The Russian novelist Dostoevsky once said: ‘He who desires to see the living God face to face should not seek him in the empty firmament of his mind, but in love.’ The great mistake of the current crop of evangelical … Continue reading

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We are like children in a library

In the light of the controversy about whether intelligent people can really believe that God and science can co-exist, it is interesting to note that Albert Einstein, probably the greatest scientific mind of all time, once wrote: ‘I’m not an … Continue reading

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The fingerprints of God

Professor David Tacey, in his best seller ‘The Spirituality Revolution,’ says that despite the exodus from organised religion in our society, there is also a profound sense of spiritual emptiness,and a desperate search for a transcendant reality beyond the confines … Continue reading

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Throwing your treasure away

There’s an ancient legend from the Black Sea of a touchstone which would turn everything you hold into gold. The only way to tell if you had one was by its warmth. Well, there was a man who became so … Continue reading

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