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.
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 cross does not mean that I should simply put up with suffering, becoming co-dependant on a grossly unfair situation
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.
And best of all, this happens for the disciple not only throughout every day, but “even at night”
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.
So the work of the preparation of the homily, and the work of listening, and the work of communicating, belongs to all the people
Let’s turn away the fundamentalists who propose a life of artificial asceticism, far removed from Christ
Too often I catch myself in action wrongly thinking and living as if the life that I seek is hidden from me.
Even if the priest just repeated the word “rhubarb” the person with open mind and heart would hear God
a podcast conversation between Siân Owen RSJ, Merv Duffy SM & John O’Connor
Nothing can take this peace from believers. Indeed, sufferings do not undermine but build up our hope,
Quite soon, I shall find myself before the final judge of my life… as I continue on the path that leads to you.
Healthy families have always been extended, not only biological relations but friends and those who are in need.
It is relatively easy to adhere to and attach to the externals of religion, fitting in with a group who practice disciplines