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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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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