Lockdown reflections
the splendid light

the splendid light

Dante helps us to live a fully human life, emerging from the dark forest in which we lose our bearings and the sense of our true worth.

say the word

say the word

Do I accept my own perception of myself, or do I believe that God’s more positive view of me might be the one to trust?

the pathway

the pathway

The cross does not mean that I should simply put up with suffering, becoming co-dependant on a grossly unfair situation

inclusivity

inclusivity

The church is not called to be a place where every person easily feels effortlessly at home, but an environment of growth for people who seek maturity of faith.

even at night

even at night

And best of all, this happens for the disciple not only throughout every day, but “even at night”

yes YOU !

yes YOU !

Paul is not too interested in who they think they themselves are. Instead he wants them to know who they are from God’s point of view.

the way together

the way together

So the work of the preparation of the homily, and the work of listening, and the work of communicating, belongs to all the people

it’s not boot camp

it’s not boot camp

Let’s turn away the fundamentalists who propose a life of artificial asceticism, far removed from Christ

mystery revealed

mystery revealed

Too often I catch myself in action wrongly thinking and living as if the life that I seek is hidden from me.

rhubarb & homilies

rhubarb & homilies

Even if the priest just repeated the word “rhubarb” the person with open mind and heart would hear God

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the blessing

the blessing

Nothing can take this peace from believers. Indeed, sufferings do not undermine but build up our hope,

the ultimate call

Quite soon, I shall find myself before the final judge of my life… as I continue on the path that leads to you.

family

family

Healthy families have always been extended, not only biological relations but friends and those who are in need.

the new horizon

the new horizon

It is relatively easy to adhere to and attach to the externals of religion, fitting in with a group who practice disciplines