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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

Proper 15

John 6:51–58
By Janet Foggie

Jesus uses the micro–bacterial life in the leaven as a metaphor for his own spirit. He talks of the divine as being life at a cellular level, in and through everything. He talks in metaphor and of spiritual realities using the bread–starter in every kitchen as a picture of the universal, living, bubbling faith that, tended well, will continue to make bread forever. By partaking of the living bread, the true bread, and abiding in Jesus, the disciple lives through a continuous choice towards life.

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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

Proper 15

John 6:51–58
By Janet Foggie

Jesus uses the micro–bacterial life in the leaven as a metaphor for his own spirit. He talks of the divine as being life at a cellular level, in and through everything. He talks in metaphor and of spiritual realities using the bread–starter in every kitchen as a picture of the universal, living, bubbling faith that, tended well, will continue to make bread forever. By partaking of the living bread, the true bread, and abiding in Jesus, the disciple lives through a continuous choice towards life.

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