Alleluia! Easter!

A cry of joy and gladness springs from the encounter with the Risen Christ. This joy is not just the relief from finding Him who was put to death. It is also the joy of knowing and realizing that beyond the finiteness of human life that was embraced by Christ, there springs eternal life. This knowledge that the disciples have is not intellectual, it is existential. This knowledge actually transformed their existence. So, Peter, after meeting the Risen Christ, whom he had denied out of fear, becomes…

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Advent – a time of Hope!

A new liturgical year has just begun with the season of Advent. Perhaps this Advent of 2020 will be like no other as we struggle to make sense of a world that has been ravaged and changed dramatically by the Covid 19 pandemic- so much fear, uncertainty, insecurity and anxiety surrounds us. Turbulent and testing times indeed. Yet Advent is a special time- a time of hope, promise, preparation, opportunity but perhaps most of all a time of invitation. What might God’s invitation be to us this…

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Fed by light

Chlorophyll allows light energy to be transformed into glucose from carbon monoxide (CO) and water.  So, in a way, plants are nourished by light.  Human beings are also called to be nourished by light.  And the light has been given to us in Christ.  Christ himself is nourished by the will of his Father, “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me” Jn. 4:34. However, we need to make a real effort to let the light nourish us- because in today’s world…

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The Seventh Jar

There were 6 jars intended for purification in Cana that were almost empty. Six jars. But seven is the number of completeness and perfection. So where is that missing seventh jar to bring everything to completeness. Yes, something is missing in Cana, starting with the wine. The wedding wine has run out. In religious life, we also, at times, have the impression that the joyful wine of new beginnings is starting to run out. It seems that there is no more joy to be had in starting…

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