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Reading conflict through the lens of the gospels

Spirituality of Conflict

Reading conflict through the lens of the gospels

This Week's Reading

Third Sunday in Lent

Luke 13:1–9
By Janet Foggie

The modern organic gardener may use no–dig gardening, better yields are gained not when we dig soil but rather when we feed it. Jesus similarly provides a model of fruit husbandry that feeds the poorly performing tree. Once fed and cared for the tree may well fruit the following year, and therefore be saved.
Loss, and death are tied together in the Greek verb which Jesus here uses to mean to perish. On the opposite side, feeding the soil, tending the ground, life and salvation are balanced.
What would be the equivalent of weeding and manuring (feeding) a human relationship so that repentance, and a resultant forgiveness might flourish?

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Conflicts: some need to be solved, some are part of the human condition.

Pádraig Ó Tuama (leader of the Corrymeela Community) speaking about conflicts and the gospels, and how some conflicts are to be resolved, whereas other conflicts inspire the human experience.

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Looking for Pastoral Support ?

We are delighted to offer resources for people of faith to explore spirituality and conflict in their own lives. If you are in need of personal support, we recommend:

Speaking with trusted friends.

Speaking with trusted faith leaders.

Contacting your denominational Mediation services for any congregational conflicts.

The Samaritans.

Contacting your local GP.

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Calendar (Year A available)

  • Year A
  • Year B
  • Year C

Looking for Pastoral Support ?

We are delighted to offer resources for people of faith to explore spirituality and conflict in their own lives. If you are in need of personal support, we recommend:

Speaking with trusted friends.

Speaking with trusted faith leaders.

Contacting your denominational Mediation services for any congregational conflicts.

The Samaritans.

Contacting your local GP.

This Week's Reading

Third Sunday in Lent

Luke 13:1–9
By Janet Foggie

The modern organic gardener may use no–dig gardening, better yields are gained not when we dig soil but rather when we feed it. Jesus similarly provides a model of fruit husbandry that feeds the poorly performing tree. Once fed and cared for the tree may well fruit the following year, and therefore be saved.
Loss, and death are tied together in the Greek verb which Jesus here uses to mean to perish. On the opposite side, feeding the soil, tending the ground, life and salvation are balanced.
What would be the equivalent of weeding and manuring (feeding) a human relationship so that repentance, and a resultant forgiveness might flourish?

Read More

Featured Article

by Pádraig Ó Tuama

Conflicts: some need to be solved, some are part of the human condition.

Pádraig Ó Tuama (leader of the Corrymeela Community) speaking about conflicts and the gospels, and how some conflicts are to be resolved, whereas other conflicts inspire the human experience.

View Article