suffering
the seduction

the seduction

Don’t get down when you hear today’s first reading.
Jeremiah is having a bad day. He’s a bit overwhelmed with the negative response he is getting when he passes God’s message to the people. In short, Jeremiah is having a Jeremiad.

Jesus dies

Jesus dies

I spent a couple of hours during the week with the teachers in one of our Catholic primary schools.

the pathway

the pathway

The cross does not mean that I should simply put up with suffering, becoming co-dependant on a grossly unfair situation

had enough ?

had enough ?

But remember where the chapter began: Elijah praying: Lord,  “I have had enough. Take my life”

this rich earth

this rich earth

A life lived abundantly will touch the reality of suffering and death daily.

Christ the King

Christ the King

The fact of our limited time on earth brings a clarity to our vision helping us to keep the struggles of earthly existence in a broader, deeper, eternal and loving divine perspective.

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.

growing pains

growing pains

The one who embraces this journey soon discovers that the pathway provided is more personally tailored to us than any life we might create for ourselves.

the new life

the new life

I’ll never have the experience of a mother giving birth to a child and I’m ok with that, with mothers commenting that men have got no idea what real pain is.

broken ?

broken ?

Broken like a light-bulb, good for nothing? No! I’m broken like a jigsaw puzzle, full of potential and ready to become what I am created to be.

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