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.
It's Palm Sunday this weekend, the day that marks the end of Lent and the beginning of Holy Week. You will notice in the Palm Sunday gospel that people are shouting in...
Holy Week Retreat
You might like to join me in considering this week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday as a week of retreat in daily life. For a Christian, to retreat is not to run...
With Palm Sunday this weekend we mark the beginning of Holy Week. You might find this brief video journey through these holy days to Easter helpful.
walking the walk
It is Holy Thursday morning. As I was at prayer this morning the sky became light and the sun rose above the horizon, a beautiful sunrise. Here was I contemplating...
this Holy Week
With the celebration of Palm Sunday this weekend we enter the Holy Week journey through suffering and death to the resurrection of Easter morning. In this brief clip I...
this holy week
These Holy Week days provide us with the opportunity to remember the events of the life of Jesus through which he brings us life. This weekend's palm branches and...
If you are living with anxiety or worry, here is a week for you. If you feel let down or even abandoned by people you love, this week is for you. If you know your need...
A guide to the journey of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday, to the liturgies of the Triduum, to the Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord. You might consider this week...
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.
stand up look up
The Israelites in their forty years in the desert were journeying from captivity to freedom, but the struggle of their desert years made them vulnerable to attack from every temptation as today’s first reading continues
confident in God
I’m not sure if children today are told the great story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, but if not let’s make sure that the parable is taught at all schools of higher learning.
A few years ago I discovered the wonderful way that God uses my imagination in my prayer.
Such openness to imagination when seeking God does not take us away from reality into fantasy but instead brings me into what is most real and inescapably personal and intimate.