In the years I spent in St. Thomas’ parish, Badin, I have met many different types of people. Rich and poor, High and Low caste, Muslim, Hindu and Christian and many that I was not sure about. Some have been good, some bad, some one could call evil and a very few who are so close to God, one could call them Angelic. Continue reading The Vagri People of Sindh
This story is taken from the time I was in charge of the parish of St. Joseph’s in Matli, in Sindh Province, Pakistan. Continue reading Forgiveness
A bus journey that became an encounter and a moment of Grace Continue reading Sermon on a Bus
It has been my experience to have the strangest encounters when least expecting them. Shortly after my arrival at the parish of Badin, I came to know a man who took his life into his own hands by wanting to become a Christian.
A hard fact of life in Pakistan is the way some people are regarded as not having any real value as humans. Many poor people hire themselves out as labourers to very wealthy and powerful landlords. In truth it is not individuals so much as families that are hired as bonded surfs. Continue reading It was heard on the Grapevine
I suppose that like a lot of people growing up in an English working-class environment, the question Who is God? was for me no more profound than asking Who is the Queen? Continue reading Vocation
Whenever I smell fresh baked bread, many images and memories are conjured up in my mind.
By far the strongest image is that of a time I spent in the village of Bhozoni, on the border of the desert in Sindh. Continue reading The Bread of Life
Shopping for cloth can be an adventure Continue reading Trinity