keeping hope alive

April 6, 2019

Christian hope is not the power of positive thinking, but a deep knowledge that God will carry us through situations that seem hope less…

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the adventure

April 5, 2019

The scriptures of today’s liturgy remind me of one of my touchstone passages of scripture: “If you aspire to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for an ordeal…

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remembering

April 4, 2019

The punch line in yesterday’s post was the toddler saying to his newly arrived baby brother “will you tell me what God is like, I think I’m beginning to forget…

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God is…

April 3, 2019

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction…

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your choice…

April 2, 2019

You would expect that any sick person would want to be healed, but Jesus understood that even unwelcome, painful and harmful realities can become attachments, burdens that we hold on to…

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healthy living

April 1, 2019

Illness and suffering have always been among the gravest problems confronted in human life. In illness, a person experiences their powerlessness…

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seeing reality

March 31, 2019

Western society has reduced its understanding of ‘life’ to what is more accurately called an ‘existence…

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hello brother

March 30, 2019

Then, before sundown that evening, something remarkable happened. We heard the Muslim family of faith in our city, wives and husbands, parents and children of those who had died, speaking of love…

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just love

March 29, 2019

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction…

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the hidden centre

March 28, 2019

Our feelings tell us a lot about how we are in any moment, but in the same way that a verbal communication can be misunderstood, so too the language of the heart (our feelings) need to be understood…

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living law

March 27, 2019

I am delighted to notice good company and conversation happening in the comments section of this Food For Faith website. Here a growing number of people are sharing their faith…

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to forgive

March 26, 2019

My lack of forgiveness rarely affects the one who has caused my pain, but it has a huge negative effect on me emotionally, physically, psychologically and therefore spiritually…

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breaking & entering

March 25, 2019

Because Mary already sought to live with openness to God’s call to her, she was able, at least after the original shock of finding an angel in her kitchen, to recognise God…

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holy ground

March 24, 2019

Our homes, our workplaces and our communities are holy ground when we communicate with Jesus in these places. In these conversations heaven and earth are linked and named holy…

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called to maturity

March 23, 2019

I was in an airport at 1.30pm yesterday afternoon when the nearby TV was turned to full volume so that the Muslim call to prayer could be clearly heard…

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