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
It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia
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.
“In the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of human relations…”
The new wisdom of the Magi was that they now knew how to listen for and recognise the voice of Christ
This encounter which begins a life of intimacy with God, is the most fundamental need of every person.
This eve of a new year heralds a new dawn. Let us look expectantly to a new year, new joys, new possibilities
God never lets anything happen unless it serves for the growth and maturation of those He has called.