An adult faith is not a faith that follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty
fasting for freedom
Fasting is fashionable today, for fighting disease, enhancing heart health, boosting brain function, aiding weight loss, delaying ageing and helping concentration.
Fasting has become a bit fashionable which is an encouragement for we who observe Lent. People who fast for reasons of health and fitness help us Christians to embrace...
It is clear from gospel evidence that the presence of Jesus on earth two thousand years ago was not a comfortable presence for many of those who encountered him. While...
a lenten lesson
In the peace of this Holy Saturday morning I have been thinking back over the past six weeks through the Lenten pilgrimage to Palm Sunday and the Holy Week liturgies....
Don't forget in the zeal of your Lenten fasting and abstinence that even in the more rigorous old rules of 1959 "There is no fasting or abstinence on Sundays" in Lent....
Happy Mardi Gras! No, I'm not encouraging you to dress in pink (or less) and parade in public. Mardi Gras has a more original significance, literally "Fat Tuesday"...
on the journey
Today’s palm branch procession, and reading of the passion of Jesus signals our move into Holy Week.
It is helpful to see these days before Easter as a week of retreat. While we continue our family and work routines, our focus is guided beyond.
In these days let us look together to Jesus.
yes to laughter
I’ve been moving about a bit in recent weeks, across the country and further afield. I don’t enjoy the travel since planes are not designed for people of my height. But I love being with the people I end up with after a journey of any length.
Don’t get down when you hear today’s first reading.
Jeremiah is having a bad day. He’s a bit overwhelmed with the negative response he is getting when he passes God’s message to the people. In short, Jeremiah is having a Jeremiad.
I try not to repeat these daily Lenten posts year to year but there are times when the same scriptures pop up annually and I realise that I can’t write it better than I did last year. Today is one such day, not only because of the thought I share but even more in the comments that are added by FFF readers. Today I have left some of last year’s comments helping us to appreciate the power of today’s readings.
my word your home
The heart of the home in years past was the hearth.
It was at the hearth that the family gathered for the warmth and light of the flame and the food that was prepared there.
The fire was treated with respect since the same flame which provided energy for the home could just as easily destroy it.