December 19, 2019

I’m encouraged by the fact that these two good people had waited all their lives to see the action of God, and now, as an elderly couple, it happens. It is never too late for God…

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a new way

December 18, 2019

While we may still search for God, the new divine method is about a God who not only searches for us, but who comes to us in flesh and blood in the here and now…

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a big family

December 17, 2019

We understand this in our own experience when we know our need to be with others who share our faith – this is our healthy desire for brothers and sisters who will with us form a new form of family…

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NLO @ work

December 16, 2019

Something a bit different today. Earlier in the year I was appointed to work with the National Liturgy Office of Aotearoa New Zealand…

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detective at work

December 15, 2019

Jesus invites us to look into our own lives and the lives of others for evidence of his presence and action. It might take a bit of detective work…

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dark & light

December 14, 2019

Many people survive life by medicating symptoms in the hope of escaping the darkness, ignoring the fact that a feeling of darkness often serves some essential purposes…

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here & now

December 12, 2019

Our problem is that while we accept that miracles and apparitions might happen for other people in other times and other places, we struggle to believe that God will work miracles for us…

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get yoked

December 11, 2019

Out of all of the alternatives for life, in my experience whole-hearted Christian living is the most effective way of lightening the loads of life…

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a running shepherd

December 10, 2019

Since the moment sin entered the world humans have been running. We have been running away from God. But we forget that God is also running. God is running after us…

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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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