prayer
breathe again

breathe again

Sometimes when I don’t feel like praying I simply become aware of my breathing.

with full hearts

with full hearts

May we attain your promises, which surpass every human desire.

in God’s gaze

in God’s gaze

God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed.

lectio divina

lectio divina

The method of prayer I use to prepare the reflections on the scriptures of the day is a form of what is known in the Christian tradition as Lectio Divina.

our default setting

our default setting

So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.

pray & heal

pray & heal

We are challenged by Jesus to forgive those who harm us, but as hard as we try we are unable to do this and often we don’t even want to forgive.

THE sign

THE sign

… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field.

pray big

pray big

The emails that have accompanied most of the prayer requests I have received this week have been moving and inspiring.

plainly speaking

plainly speaking

I like the bold approach of the Jews, marching up to Jesus as he strolls between the columns: “If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

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sorrowful

sorrowful

Sometimes in the middle of the night, even without waking, I feel the cross with the figure, the dead Christ, and remember

cafe protagonist

cafe protagonist

Last year I suggested that people might like to take the initiative to organise gatherings at cafes and bar

Last Supper

Last Supper

“If the Eucharist is just a symbol, then to hell with it.”

Transfiguration

Transfiguration

This Mystery of the Rosary opens the door between earthly routines and ordinariness and divine eternity and life.

walking together

walking together

Recent popes don’t speak much about the “kingdom” of God. Instead their language is new, fresh and relevant.