Incarnation
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...

God comes down

God comes down

While it's the morning after the Feast of the Annunciation here in New Zealand, there are many parts of the world still celebrating this great feast, so I still have...

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a towering witness

a towering witness

I was especially happy yesterday to, along with other priests, receive an email from scriptures scholar Kath Rushton

John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin