This first miracle of Jesus reminds us that in the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations
Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but an encounter
But remember where the chapter began: Elijah praying: Lord, “I have had enough. Take my life”
The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.
Hope begins in the personal meeting with a divine presence-made-flesh, and encountered in the messy and imperfect reality of our daily experience.
The experiences that feel like death are very often more like a birth offering different opportunities and invitations.
…not the restoration of a familiar world order, but a new world where human achievements, personal successes and health are signs that point us beyond
“All will be well”, clinging to the beauty of our humanity and allowing words of encouragement to rise up from our hearts.
The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise.
While the visible present fear is a biological virus, the fact is that we humans face fear every day.
If you are ready for a broader faith perspective you might appreciate this offering – something a little different
In every encounter, local and afar, with people of every age and at every stage of life, the struggles and joys of people are remarkably similar.
Humans too often make the fatal mistake of separating body and soul, yet our deep desire is for unity of body and soul.
Both readings are personal favourites and every time I hear them and ponder them these texts speak to me in new and powerful ways.
Too often we settle for an existence of lurching from one satisfaction to the next.