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...

I have called you by your name…

Baptism is God’s call to us.  He calls us by name and loves us. A danger in modern society is depersonalisation.  To Him, each of us, is His beloved and unique child, a unique reflection of His own image and likeness.  We are all created to have a particular role in...

Water to Wine to Blood…

Three mysteries mark the Epiphany.  We have already celebrated two of them: the Magi’s visit and Jesus’ Baptism. Today we celebrate the third – the water being changed into wine at Cana.  When told there was no wine Jesus says; what’s that got to do...

A CHRISTMAS REFELCTION:

What can I bring Him, poor as I am? Christmas is not just for children! It’s for us all. Christmas is about our salvation made manifest in the birth of Jesus. He came to bring light into a darkened world, to bring hope to those who have none, to bring peace to those...