The mind and heart is drawn to Christ who desires to remove all our anxiety…all we need to do is to ask.
As we make this Advent journey, walking together, set a few minutes at least a couple of times every day to practice recognising God
our default setting
So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.
Many of life’s greatest blessings come to us in unexpected ways, at unexpected times and through unexpected people and events.
a new direction
Repentance means not only turning from what is bad, but also from many things that are good, but just not for us at this time
In the midst of the extra demands of this month, the Season of Advent beginning today offers a timely way to stay happy and centred when everything else threatens to steal our healthy perspective.
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be the first
If we follow Christ we experience freedom. With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion. In this way we followers become leaders.
Welcome to Food For Faith for Advent. Even though we don't begin Advent until this Sunday I'm thinking ahead, especially because I'm celebrating Mass and preaching at...
If I were to give this Sunday the Fourth Sunday of Advent a name, I would designate it as Angelus Sunday. Here's why:
A couple of thousand years ago, a young Jewish woman was going about her normal morning routines, perhaps with a mixture of house and garden work, chatting with parents and neighbours, aware of the local drought, the sickness of a neighbour and annoyed by the neighbourhood’s lack of sleep caused by the Romans’ noisy party the night before, when God broke into her routine and entered her life in a new and powerful way.
the real centre
Over the last month I have had the opportunity to work with many people across Aotearoa and further afield. In every retreat and seminar I have been with committed and faith-filled people who often feel as though they are on the periphery of the Church
It’s easy to make the mistake of seeing life as a treadmill, day after day ups and downs, a movement through time from youth to old age, then death and beyond.
Too often if feels as if we are helplessly captive carried along by the momentum of all that is expected of us and demanded from us, and we risk falling into an existence mode, a daily rhythm of survival, enduring, coping and so the treadmill rolls on.
the bigger picture
Over the years, and even in recent months, weeks and days, I’ve prayed many prayers which have not been answered as I had hoped.
You’ve probably had the same experience: praying and wondering if and when or how your prayer will be answered.
Bible questions still pop up regularly in quiz shows and they often cost otherwise sharp players much needed points.
I’m ready for a question asking for the two names for the last book of the Bible. The book often known as Apocalypse is perhaps more often referred to as the Book of Revelation.
It’s common (thanks to movies) to think of an apocalypse as a devastating and unwelcome time of destruction.