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’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.
That’s a great picture of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Pope Francis together.
I have spent time this week taking part in the twice-yearly Anglican Catholic dialogue of Aotearoa New Zealand.
There is one particular way of listening to what the Lord wishes to tell us. We call it Lectio Divina
What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
This realisation is precisely what it means to live in right relationship with God and with self.
Perhaps there is a way to ensure that I am well whatever is going on in my life.
I like Jonah. I understand him. I get his reluctance. I feel his fear. I can even read his mind