Christometer

CHRISTOMETER   How real is Jesus Christ to you? How real is your relationship with him? Consider these random statements I have put together and others that occur to you …   1. I think of Christ often, sometimes, now and again, rarely, never. He makes no real difference to...

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Disturbed by God

Mary wondered what the greeting of the Angel could mean. In fact, she was deeply disturbed by it. It’s only some days later when she visits Elizabeth that we gather that Mary has understood the Angel’s greeting. The words of her Magnificat show that the penny had dropped. “My soul...

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From the End to its Beginning

FROM THE END TO ITS BEGINNING   Until 17th December, Advent is focused on the end of time and the return of Christ in glory to judge the living and the dead. Then, suddenly, the Liturgy shifts the camera back to the beginning of the end: to the first coming...

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One spirit, two men … for now

ONE SPIRIT, TWO MEN … FOR NOW   The prophet Elijah was sent by God to the people of Israel at a time when they had fallen very seriously into the sin of idolatry. The temptation of idolatry has always been around and will probably always be around. At its...

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The Joy of God

So, we are told to rejoice in the Lord this Sunday! I remember a song once called, “don’t worry, be happy.” I suppose it was good enough, but rejoicing is more than being happy. Joy is the fruit of our awareness of love, both of loving and of being loved....

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Voices

VOICES During Advent, a lot of voices are mentioned in the Scripture readings and hymns: “Hark! The herald voice is sounding!”; “the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘prepare ye the way of the Lord’”; “I will hear what the Lord has to say, a voice that speaks of...

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An Advent Invitation

AN ADVENT INVITATION Watch less TV, ipad, iphone, etc.. Use the time to seek silence around and within. Seek the Lord in that silence and you will also find your true self. Work on one sinful or bad habit you have. Consider the damage it does. Ask the Spirit to...

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