Pedro Arrupe
the way forward

the way forward

We are not our own centre. Only when we let God take central place in our lives can we live fully.

chosen

chosen

“But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God”.

hope in suffering

hope in suffering

Perhaps it was being in the presence of so many Jesuits over the past weekend that stirred a deep gratitude in me for the Jesuits who have had a hand in my own...

easy and light

easy and light

It is almost mid-week and a line from Sunday's gospel is still floating in my mind like a comforting mantra: "“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I...

fall in love, again

fall in love, again

It is a glorious summer's morning here in Cheviot. I'm thinking of the many people around the world who are suffering the weather at present with, extreme cold in the...

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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

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.