When Jesus hung on a cross

Early this morning my son started a frantic search for a pair of scissors. He looked everywhere and then outsourced his searching to me. The two of us looked in every conceivable space, as good as two males can. Because we had no luck in our scissor search I attempted...

A Pentecost reflection

One of the joys of being with children is tapping into some of the foundational birthrights that make us human. Children, up to a certain age, don’t have all the defenses and walls erected around them. Their birthright is still intact. They love and care. They play...
Four Hills

Four Hills

The highest point in Johannesburg is Constitution Hill. It is a place of deep sadness and remorse but also of hope and imagination. The constitutional court is housed on a space that once served as prison cells for those who opposed Apartheid. Today a group of friends...
Deo Volente – we are part of a bigger Story

Deo Volente – we are part of a bigger Story

These days I am thinking about two fields. On these fields, I learnt how to play rugby Scrumming and practicing for hours I scored my first try to the absolute delight of my dad. I can still remember the exact place I scored on these fields We played any and all...
Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid

Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid

The night before my open heart surgery the nurses explained to me that I would be on a ventilator when I woke up from the anaesthetics. They said that many patients freak out and sit up in bed. The nurse explained that I would be totally drugged and that I must listen...