Incarnation
while I was sleeping

while I was sleeping

the new divine method is a God who comes to us in flesh and blood in the here and now

Angelus

Angelus

The Opening Prayer (or “Collect” of today’s Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is the concluding prayer of the “Angelus”

greatest journey

greatest journey

Today's first reading tells of a mountain-top encounter between God and Moses. God tells Moses to head back down the mountain because the people are in the process of...

inspiration

inspiration

Every now and then Food For Faith followers send inspiring reflections and are happy that I share these. I am grateful to Frank Kelly who sent the above poem with the...

the greatest journey

the greatest journey

If you were asked to name the greatest journey ever made, I wonder what you would answer. Take a moment to think about it. Maybe you're thinking about a journey made by...

here and now

here and now

God cannot work in your past or your future today. God has worked in your past, and God works in the present to heal the past, but God cannot today work in your past....

Angelus Sunday

Angelus Sunday

If I had to the opportunity to name a Sunday of the Church Year, I would give this weekend's fourth Sunday of Advent the name  "Angelus Sunday."  Here's why...

a few more sleeps

a few more sleeps

It's only a few more sleeps until Christmas. You might find this three minute Food For Faith Youtube clip encouraging in the midst of pre-Christmas busyness.

Annunciation

Annunciation

Take a moment to appreciate this Millet masterpiece. Even if you have never seen the image before, you will guess that these peasants are praying. When the one who...

It is good for us …

It is good for us …

It was on this Second Sunday of Lent two years ago (24 February 2013) that Pope Benedict gave his last Sunday Audience in St. Peter's Square. On that Sunday, the gospel...

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bridge building

bridge building

I first met Leonie when as a young priest I decided to use spare time in a small rural West Coast parish to study communication

seeding

seeding

Jesus help me to be more careful, more aware of the power of my words and actions…

a humble church

a humble church

The Church of Christ does not seek to dominate consciences and occupy spaces, but rather to be a “wellspring” of hope in people’s lives.

what wondrous love

what wondrous love

When words don’t come easily it could be that I (and maybe you too) don’t need more words.

standing by

standing by

When the night has come, and the way is dark… No I won’t be afraid… Just as long as you stand, stand by me.