counting blessings

March 26, 2020

In these weeks we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn to live without the compulsive busyness and idol-worship that usually fills our days…

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survive or thrive

March 25, 2020

The reality of living in lockdown hits home for New Zealander’s today and we accept this because we are willing to do everything we can in order to stop the spread of this terrible virus…

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getting real

March 24, 2020

This post is not for everyone and I have no doubt that some people will be upset with the thoughts I’m about to offer…

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rethinking Lent

March 23, 2020

The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise…

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confident hope

March 22, 2020

While the visible present fear is a biological virus, the fact is that we humans face fear every day…

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on our knees

March 21, 2020

Who needs God (we think)? We can achieve all we need on our own. And then a completely unexpected event brings us back to earth. We are grounded. We are on our knees…

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first things first

March 20, 2020

In my class with the seminarians this morning I reflected on the importance of keeping perspective. Then I left the class and lost perspective completely…

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loving fathers

March 19, 2020

In these Coronavirus days there is a strong sense of shared uncertainty and fear. I had a video meeting yesterday with several friends in Italy, each in isolation in their own homes…

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living law

March 18, 2020

Perhaps the most tragic misunderstanding of Christian faith is to think that it’s all about rules and regulations. This is a reduction of faith to moralism and legalism…

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to forgive

March 17, 2020

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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truth speakers

March 16, 2020

There are people who may have the interior discernment and wisdom of the prophet, but they lack the courage to speak the truth…

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hello brother

March 15, 2020

We know, in solidarity with our Muslim sisters and brothers, that our only hope is in God. Our only hope is in God…

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mature freedom

March 14, 2020

As a person grows up and becomes emancipated, they wants to liberate themselves from this submission and become free and adult…

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crooked lines

March 13, 2020

That’s good news for people like me, to be reminded that God uses my mistakes to write straight with the crooked lines of my life…

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good company

March 12, 2020

Happy the people who do not hang around toxic environments carelessly socialising with those who lead us to superficial attachments and confused priorities…

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