Words from the streets of Kings Cross

About Rev Graham Long

I am the Pastor and CEO of Wayside Chapel in the heart of Sydney’s Kings Cross. I write with my heart wide open and my eyes looking at life. I am a philosopher, a dreamer, a tower of weakness, a leader and a follower, a husband and a father and I hope to give you a flavour of life by the wayside.

Love Over Hate

In another time, one of our staff members once worked for a racist regime.

A Wake Up Call

If you’re inclined to be obsessive, Wayside is a place that will either cure you or send you around the bend.

The Narrow Ledge

Every genuine meeting has an element of surprise.

Let Us All Rejoice

For the first time in years, I will not be an ambassador on Australia Day.

On the Home Run

Outside my window just now a bloke yelled, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for I am the meanest son of a b**ch in this city.” How funny is that?

Happy Christmas and New Year

Through all the tears and the laughter; through the exhaustion and the inspiration; through the failures and the successes; you’ve been with us.

Smiles on the Face, Death in the Heart

So much heartache and confusion comes because we listen with our ears instead of our eyes.

The Richest Poor Man on Earth

I was sitting in our front garden yesterday when a woman ran towards me and shouted, “I need money!” I guess she hoped that I’d react to her sense of panic and find some cash in super-quick time.

Sacred Places

There are few places where you can lament birthdays that won’t be celebrated, school assemblies that won’t be attended, weddings that didn’t happen and grandchildren that will never be born.

Profound, Arresting, Paralysing Love

When has love ever been more profoundly present than when a young man and women nurse their newborn, with all the strength that love can muster, willing their child to live while his life ebbs away?