Read the scriptures for Monday of Week Twenty-Five in Ordinary Time at this link.
Food for Faith now offers three podcasts. You can scroll down to view all the latest episodes or click these links to view each individual podcast:
Join Hafsa Ahmed, Paul Blaschke & Mary Eastham in conversation with John O’Connor, reflecting on the common ground of our three faith traditions, Islam, Judaism & Christianity.
Dr. Hafsa Ahmed was born in Hyderabad, India and came to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2007. She is the co-founder and trustee of Lady Khadija Charitable Trust which operates with the motto of “Empowering communities through compassion”.
Dr. Paul Blaschke is an active member and past Board Chair of Temple Sinai in Wellington. He’s trying to retire from his career as an independent environmental consultant, but keeps active in voluntary environmental restoration work, and especially in Jewish and Interfaith environmental activism.
Dr. Mary Eastham QSM, (awarded 2023 for services to Interfaith communities) from St. Brigid’s Catholic parish Palmerston North, a member of the Religious Diversity Centre Climate Action Work Group, and appointed a Fellow of the Association of Practical Theology in Oceania (APTO) in 2021.
Your comments below are appreciated and will provide the agenda for future conversations and podcasts.
Read the scriptures for Sunday Week Twenty-Five in Ordinary Time at this link.
My apologies for the lack of Homily Studio this week. There were a few little hitches, almost all due to me trying to avoid recording and editing costs and produce the session myself as I often do. However this week I had to give priority to a number of pastoral requests and now it is late Friday night and while we did have people ready and eager to record, I was not able to do all the bits that I needed to do.
In short the challenge is our need to operate within a very tight financial constraints and we need your support. Life in the digital world is costly.
Food For Faith has some regular donors, and some others who give periodically. Each Homily Studio costs several hundred dollars to produce, and there are also significant costs in the production of the daily Lectio Divina and the written posts.
Along with my apology for not getting the Homily Studio for this week up and running, could I take the opportunity to invite you to consider giving some financial support to Food For Faith. Your donation (either one-off or regular) will enable the site to remain up to date and engaging.
You might also consider remembering this Food For Faith mission in your will.
If you are able to help, take a moment to visit the SUPPORT FFF page either here or by clicking on the image below.
And the Homily Studio will be back next week!
Gratefully, In Christ
Read the scriptures for Saturday of Week Twenty-Four in Ordinary Time at this link.
Read the scriptures for Friday of Week Twenty-Three in Ordinary Time at this link.
Read the scriptures for the Feast of St. Matthew at this link.
My apologies for the absence of the Lectio Divina for the past couple of days. A technical hitch – 100% my fault!
Read the scriptures for Wednesday of Week Twenty-Four in Ordinary Time at this link.
Read the scriptures for Saturday of Week Twenty-Three in Ordinary Time at this link.
Join Jelvine Cortez & Triona Doocey in conversation with John O’Connor reflecting on the scriptures for the Twenty Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Read the scriptures for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time at this link.
John suggested praying the AA Step Four prayer to help our forgiveness. Try it at this link.
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I know a few people, including several Food For Faith followers, who are nearing death. Some of these are elderly and accepting that their life on earth is naturally coming to an end. Others, well before their time, are struggling with poor health and living with diagnoses of terminal illness.
Feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.
“Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars, that rises in midwinter and for many Māori, heralds the start of the new year.
“God who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the land, the Lord is his name. ” Amos 5:8
“Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.