April 15, 2019

It is my experience that when I set out to find friends I fail finding the attempt frustrating and exhausting. However when I seek to live fully in relationship with Jesus Christ, friends arrive, and I have no doubt are…

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full immersion

April 14, 2019

Our adult life of faith, actively seeking maturity in following Christ, demands as a first step the reawakening of a desire to be fully and authentically human…

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leisure at last

April 13, 2019

Do you ever find that you long for a break from the busyness of life, the weekend comes and goes, and on Monday you wake with the feeling that you need another weekend…

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the divine whisper

April 12, 2019

“take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace…

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humble in prayer

April 11, 2019

It is a beautiful thing to stand and sit and kneel with others in liturgy. While our voices pray in unison the prayers and responses of the Mass, so too our bodies stand together, and sit together and kneel together…

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truth & freedom

April 10, 2019

The child without thinking reaches out and grasps hold of maybe a finger and holds on. Perhaps they are thinking that if they hold on they will be more secure…

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look up

April 9, 2019

We need something to look up to, to lift our gaze beyond the loss of perspective that too easily comes when we become preoccupied with the things that are important but not essential…

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come in!

April 8, 2019

Tragically we fail to realise how much happier and healthier we would be if we recognised the sound of Jesus at the door of our lives and responded by inviting him in…

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a new deed

April 7, 2019

…self-esteem is not a human achievement. Healthy self-esteem is the fruit of knowing that we are loved even as imperfect, weak and vulnerable sinners…

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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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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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