Seek Justice, says the Lord …

We are like fig trees – we too need to be fruitful in life!  The ancient Christians believed that every Mass was a fruitful victory for the Kingdom of God.  The early martyrs were seen not as victims but as victors defeating evil in their witness to Jesus, who is...

Lent

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is the time when the whole Church prepares to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. The period of Lent lasts for forty days. This is in imitation of Christ who fasted for forty days just before He began His...

In Jesus’ name I come to you…

Is the Lord asking too much?  Is he expecting too much of us?  No, He is only telling us to be forgiving so we can receive forgiveness.  In St Matthew’s Gospel, the Jewish people are told to be sincere or perfect as their heavenly Father is sincere or perfect.  In St...

A blessing on those…

It is impossible to create an ideal society that does not have God as its foundation, its heart and its goal.  The twentieth century began with the most terrible war mankind had ever endured.  Millions were killed in the battlefields.  They called it the Great War. ...

I can’t do this…

Isaiah, Paul and Peter were all chosen by God; they all regret their weaknesses because they felt they caused them to be too sinful to fulfil God’s mission.  God makes up for what is lacking.  Isaiah asks how can he, a man with unclean lips living among people of...

When I was a child…

What does being mature and not a child, have to do with love being patient and kind, with love not being jealous, rude or self-serving?  A child needs to learn to be patient and kind, not to be jealous, and so on.  Some, sadly, never learn these lessons and...