Forgiveness

Forgiveness

“The world needs forgiveness; too many people are caught up in resentment and harbour hatred because they are incapable of forgiving. They ruin their own lives and the lives of those around them rather than finding the joy of serenity and peace.” (Pope Francis in...
Take up our cross.

Take up our cross.

Jesus tells us, “Take up our cross and follow him.” This may involve many things. For some there may be a good life. For others it seems like nothing but bad luck. A few things we need to remember. God is not a Santa clause giving out gifts. Life...
You are the Christ…

You are the Christ…

You are the Christ, the Son of the living God! You and I are invited to proclaim this faith in our own hearts. The words are never enough. The belief has to go to the very depths of our being, just as it did in St. Peter. Peter later denies Jesus Christ and is so sad...
Insiders/Outsiders

Insiders/Outsiders

One of the darker sides of our humanity is our tendency to be exclusive. We build our own little world and God helps those who disturb it! We also tend to join exclusive groups. New members are grudgingly accommodated. Thanks to God for being the exact opposite! God...
God is not an option

God is not an option

God is not an option.  He is a priority. With this type of thinking our whole world and attitude changes. Many people just call in God when they have a problem.  The God of the gaps as Marx described him.  Never very satisfying and never solves a problem. Other people...