a prayer encouragement for the feast of Francis.
No doubt it seemed like an ordinary day as this little group of friends strolled the hour or so up the hill.
As the Aotearoa New Zealand school year begins for 2022 here’s a thought on the purpose of education, and a reflection on prayer in schools.
Sometimes when I don’t feel like praying I simply become aware of my breathing.
May we attain your promises, which surpass every human desire.
God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed.
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.
So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.
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.
… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field.
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.