Earlier in the year I moved into the heart of Christchurch city where I now live in the Cathedral presbytery beside the earthquaked Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. You can see the remains of the destroyed Cathedral sanctuary behind me in this video clip – an appropriate backdrop for this first Advent reflection on making progress and moving forward
The scriptures have all the drama, intrigue, sex and violence offered by any modern novel or TV mini-series.
The Psalms were prayers that Jesus knew by heart and prayed daily from memory.
We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?
It was the opening of today’s gospel that prompted me to seek signs: This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign.
a father taught his child to pray this prayer especially in the middle of the night when the child woke and felt sad or anxious.