It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia
On this day, the feast of All Saints, in the year 1541, Michaelangelo‘s Last Judgement was unveiled on the rear wall of the Sistine Chapel.
It is the Risen Lord who is our security, who makes us experience profound peace even in the midst of life’s storms
Let’s retreat from from “those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules…”
And how beautiful it is! It is like getting our lives back, getting a new chance. Nothing is more beautiful than to have a new chance.
Jesus wishes to say something precise to us. He knows that in life the worst anxiety, agitation, is born from a feeling of not making it, of feeling alone
The storm exposes our vulnerability and uncovers those false and superfluous certainties around which we have constructed our daily schedules, our projects, our habits, and priorities.
It is four years this week since Pope Francis published his encyclical on the environment Be Praised addressed to “every person living on this planet.”
Each of us is called to rediscover in the Risen Christ the one who rolls back from our heart the heaviest of stones. So let us first ask: What is the stone that I need to remove, what is its name?
…self-esteem is not a human achievement. Healthy self-esteem is the fruit of knowing that we are loved even as imperfect, weak and vulnerable sinners.
they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner.
For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.
With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.
These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.
This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.