impossible? NOT!

December 9, 2019

Perhaps we have never really understood that the stressed existence that most of us think is a normal part of life on earth is not the way things have to be…

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a new direction

December 8, 2019

Repentance means not only turning from what is bad, but also from many things that are good, but just not for us at this time…

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a no & a yes

December 7, 2019

When the angel left Mary the problems and challenges of this new stage of her life has just begun. She had to explain to her parents that she was pregnant…

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divine chatting

December 6, 2019

…but today as I read a different reflection came to mind, and I have no doubt that it was Jesus who planted the thought in my head…

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lip service

December 5, 2019

Words are important. We chatter all day without thinking responding to situations and comments in casual interactions…

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my dwelling place

December 4, 2019

The psalm from today’s Mass is perhaps the best known of the 150 psalms giving direction and hope in the midst of daily struggles…

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wonder-full

December 3, 2019

A few years ago I was walking across the North Quad of the Christchurch Arts Centre as a mother was hurrying her toddler pulling him by the hand as he resisted and gazed into the sky…

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finding faith

December 2, 2019

Without a doubt one of the greatest highlights of the year for me has been finding faith in the most unexpected of places and in people who say they have no faith or very weak faith…

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busy ?

November 30, 2019

In the midst of the extra demands of this month, the Season of Advent beginning today offers a timely way to stay happy and centred when everything else threatens to steal our healthy perspective…

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Advent online

November 29, 2019

FFF’s Advent Online daily email reflections begin Sunday morning 1 December, the first day of Advent. Make sure you’re signed up, and share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested…

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Christ the King

November 23, 2019

The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective…

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easily pleased

November 22, 2019

It’s 56 years today since CS Lewis died. One of my favourite Lewis quotes is about the boy making mud-pies: “…We are far too easily pleased…

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holy longings

November 21, 2019

Humans by design design are beings who are filled with desire, longing, hunger, yearning, restlessness. If we do not feel this deep and insatiable thirst then there is something wrong with us…

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the Father’s home

November 11, 2019

In these hours don Mario is returning to the home of the Father. Already we miss the beauty of his full-of-God gaze, his eyes alive with enthusiasm…

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armistice

November 10, 2019

We are slow to learn that violence can never deliver the peace we seek…

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