Archive for December, 2012

If God were Alive Today: Remembering Maisie Shaw and Berny Cameron

A Christmas Reflection to be read, if possible, in every Catholic and United Church service across Canada   It’s well into the night here in Nanaimo, and although the cold rain beats incessantly at our home, the fire inside is roaring. Carol is asleep next to me on the couch and my stomach is filled [...]

Not if it isn’t true

Being Christmas, this is the season of lies; so it’s a good time to talk about healing and reconciliation. Canadians, especially, seem obsessed with those two words these days, and prattle on about them with the kind of hopeless desperation displayed by parents who keep insisting to their maturing children that there really is a [...]