relax a little and invite Jesus to take the initiative for growth, peace and joy in your life
…a letting go of all that limits us, restricts us, and therefore prevents us finding the happiness we seek.
The games we play with projects and goals, success, ambition and achievement are powerless to deliver the stability and happiness that they promise.
Lent is the time to free ourselves from the illusion of chasing after dust. We ask ourselves today: Where do I stand? Do I live for fire or for ash?”
And it is Christ who brings us together tonight, Anglican and Catholic with friends, to focus again on what is essential. We are united by the challenges we face here in this place. We are at a spring-time of faith in our dioceses, with citizens hungry for mature and adult faith.
It’s Ash Wednesday and today’s reflection takes the form of a five minute podcast. You might listen sitting at home with your morning coffee, or perhaps on the drive to work.
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I often hear people comment that their faith is weak, or that they have little faith. I often feel the same way.
We ignore our feelings at our peril. However the feelings that are uppermost in human consciousness are simply a starting point for discernment.
There are moments many days, and minutes and even hours and sometimes days every week when we feel a bit dead.
Jesus is not God-far-from-us-up-in-the-heavens, but Jesus is God WITH us.
You might like to share this post with grandparents who will appreciate some encouragement on this their feast day.
I was privileged to be asked to give the homily at the Mass of Thanksgiving of Fr. Isaac Fransen