To remember that we are dust is to remember that we are connected. Connected to the ground beneath our feet, connected to our fellow dust-creatures, and connected to the God who put on dust to join us.
What if we extend this concept of death, and its correlative, life, to our Lenten discipline? What if we ask:
What’s life-reducing, life-distracting, life-sapping in our daily routines? And give that up.
And what’s life-nourishing, life-creating, life-sustaining that’s missing from our daily routines?
And take that up.
This year in CMHI, we look at the theme of well-being in body, mind and spirit. Beginning tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, we take advantage of the Lenten season to ‘stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for [our] souls.’ (Jeremiah 6.16) Lent may have […]
The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland wishes to appoint a part-time Ministry Facilitator to develop and grow the Healing Ministry.
Remind yourself that God is near,
And allow small moments of joy to return
For the healing of your heart.
At CMH: Ireland’s AGM on 4th December 2012, two very special people were honoured for their work in the Ministry of Healing.
Welcome to the website of the Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland. Linked to the Church of Ireland (Anglican), we are a limited company established in 2010 and based at Egan House, St Michan’s Church, Church Street, Dublin 7. In sending out disciples, Jesus commanded them ‘Heal those who are sick and say the Kingdom […]
The use of olive oil was extensive in the Old and New Testaments not only in cooking but also for medicinal purposes and in sacred ritual. Olive oil was considered a precious commodity and used sparingly. Olive trees are native to the Middle East and grow for hundreds of years. In 1 Samuel 16:13 David […]