to Jerusalem

March 11, 2020

“More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This is what I have wanted all my life from my youth…

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let’s talk it over

March 10, 2020

In the midst of good and evil, ups and downs, and through the routines and demands of life we need to be able to express ourselves and to know that we are heard…

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with many voices

March 9, 2020

I was pondering what piece of music to use tonight with the seminarians to help them to understand and appreciate how the beautiful texts of our faith can be enhanced by beautiful melody…

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opening the door

March 8, 2020

The Transfiguration of Jesus is the event that opens the door between earthly ordinariness, days and weeks of routine, mundane and struggling existence, and divine eternity…

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good enough

March 7, 2020

And then I was reminded at my uncle’s 90th birthday party last month of the priest who married my grandparents telling them at their 1927 wedding: “Do your best, and leave the rest to God…

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all is well

March 6, 2020

While we say that fear is an emotion we don’t like and seek to avoid, many people seem irrationally attracted to what instills and aggravates fear…

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how much more

March 5, 2020

I know that I, sinful and unforgiving as I can be, if given charge of the gates of heaven for an hour, would throw them wide open, even to those who hate me and create problems for me…

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labyrinthine ways

March 4, 2020

I like Jonah because he’s a bit like me. I like the way that he recognises the call of God for him, then gets a bit scared and runs in the opposite direction…

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March 3, 2020

The word OUR is a powerful reminder that when I pray I am not alone. Not only am I in active relationship with God, but I am united with all who share OUR faith in Jesus Christ…

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the big picture

March 2, 2020

We often focus too much on overcoming a particular sin forgetting that our focus must be on Jesus Christ who gives us both the desire and the ability to overcome sin…

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our holy longing

March 1, 2020

While at times we are faced with decisions involving good and evil, most often our choices are between something good, something better, and perhaps a best option…

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February 29, 2020

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, speaking to you and using your name, and calling you by name to follow…

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the beautiful beggar

February 28, 2020

We regularly hear of good and holy men and women falling from grace and we are shocked and surprised…

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choosing life

February 27, 2020

Our greatest human desire is not to be free of suffering and pain, but to live whatever reality is present in the great company…

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a favourable time

February 25, 2020

Lent is the time to free ourselves from the illusion of chasing after dust. We ask ourselves today: Where do I stand? Do I live for fire or for ash…

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