friendship
the seduction

the seduction

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.

intelligent faith

intelligent faith

Too often religion is presented as the answer to questions that no-one is asking. At The Meeting faith is presented as the adequate response to human existence.

in pairs

in pairs

The one who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much they may surround themselves with people

just living

just living

In recent years I have had the privilege of being a part of an annual week-long vacation of friends in the north of Italy. This year 250 people of all ages took part...

friendship

friendship

With yesterday's gospel highlighting the new family of those living in friendship with Jesus, today's Feast of St. James the apostle reminds us that Jesus spent most of...

family & friends

family & friends

In today's gospel Jesus really blurs any clear distinction between family and friends when he asks "who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" We often have unrealistic...

ultimate strength

ultimate strength

Don't miss this encouragement in the heart of the second reading of today's liturgy. "My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness" 1 Cor 12 Our...

Monday morn

Monday morn

The gospel readings of each Sunday are a central part of the nourishment given in the liturgy which sets us up for the week ahead. Too often the gospel is not heard or...

meet Peter

meet Peter

I have a deep affection for St. Peter. I think I understand him well and I have a strong sense that he gets me too. This is why as a teenager I chose Peter as my...

on friendship

This month began with news of the Las Vegas tragedy with the loss of 58 lives and the wounding of almost 500 people A number of commentators have reflected that while...

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ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home