Have you ever been hospitalised because of illness or a need for surgery? Such an experience can be overwhelming. Suddenly you’ve lost all control of your identity, free movement, decision making, privacy and body. For most of us, this experience is temporary but for many people it becomes a permanent reality.
While Covid continues to swirl around Australia, and its relative Omicron has joined in the spoiling, Australians are gaining new freedoms in time for Christmas. Borders are opening and we will be able to travel again. Families are planning to be with loved ones who have been apart for over two years.
I was two months away from completing the Institute of Religious Formation Program in Chicago (a live experience) when the global COVID pandemic hit, and Australia closed its borders. The inevitable decision to return to Melbourne ensued, having had only one day to pack. Having Melbourne classified as the city in the world to be […]
A Message for New Year’s Day 2021 On this New Year’s Day many will breathe a sigh of relief that 2020 is over! We’ve heard often that 2020 has been “a year like no other”, the word of choice being “unprecedented”. It’s been a tough year, but has it really been a year ‘like no […]