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good vs evil

good vs evil

Life in relationship with Jesus Christ is not a life of comfort. Life with Jesus is an adventure. This is because we humans are not made not for comfort but for...

papal apps

papal apps

One of the Apps on my phone is a Pope Francis daily encouragement. You might guess that I'm a Francis fan, but before you get too excited, I became a papal fan and...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

May he, and all who sleep in Christ  find in his presence light, happiness, and peace.  Eucharistic Prayer I, Funeral Mass At the world mourns the death of Nelson...

Advent encouragement

Advent encouragement

This is Pope Francis' first Advent so we have not yet heard much from him about the mission of these pre-Christmas days. This gives us the opportunity to savour some of...

Trent – 450 years later

Trent – 450 years later

It's 450 years today since the closing of the Council of Trent. Most people who have heard of Trent, consider the name synonymous with a defensive Church fighting the...

Francis: new face of Benedict

Francis: new face of Benedict

Media broadcasts in recent days have carried news of the publication of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel". It is significant and unusual for a...

the Joy of the Gospel – interview

the Joy of the Gospel – interview

A welcome opportunity from Radio NZ's Morning Report this morning to reflect on "the Joy of the Gospel." Tap here to listen to the five-minute interview: Radio New...

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seriously

seriously

I’m even more inspired by his willingness to accept a “no” from God in answer to his prayer

to forgive

to forgive

We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.

here and now

here and now

In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.

not very Christian

not very Christian

Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.

call to maturity

call to maturity

The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.