14 June, Tuesday – Achieving Perfection

Tuesday of Week 11 in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 21:17-29Mt 5:43-48 Therefore be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. At first glance, it is mind-boggling that St Matthew would exhort for us to be just as perfect as our heavenly Father. Surely this can’t be possible. For there is no mortal being that... Continue Reading →

30 May, Monday — On Peace

Monday of the 7th Week of Eastertide Acts 19:1-8Jn 16:29-33 “...so that you may find peace in me.” Peace -- something that the world needs right now. Loads of it. One could argue that we are suffering as a result of centuries of strife and wars and that the current generation of world leaders are... Continue Reading →

29 May, Sunday — Saints in the making

7th Sunday of Eastertide Acts 7:55-60Apo 22:12-14,16-17,20Jn 17:20-26 “I have given them the glory you gave to me...” It has been an interesting couple of weeks for me from a ministry perspective -- serving at two retreats a fortnight apart and being blessed to have listened to two priests who, though separated by a significant... Continue Reading →

2 April, Saturday — Commitment

Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent Jer 11:18-20Jn 7:40-52 ...for I have committed my cause to you. In any leadership transition, there comes a time when those working directly under the ‘previous regime’ will feel disgruntled or question their value, especially when the new leadership team begins to make whatever changes they deem necessary... Continue Reading →

1 April, Friday — On Justification

Friday of the 4th Week of Lent Wis 2:1,12-22Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30 Let us...since... Today’s first reading smacks of arrogance, impatience and even a ‘know-it-all’ attitude. If this all sounds familiar to some of you, I think you probably know that it exists in many of our ministries and parish communities. We think we know better, and... Continue Reading →

31 March, Thursday — On Stubbornness

Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent Exo 32:7-14Jn 5:31-47 “I can see how headstrong these people are!” I’ve always admired people who are headstrong and stick to their beliefs/guns, without fear of speaking up and going against established thinking. They behave as if they have nothing to lose and either end of getting their... Continue Reading →

19 February, Saturday — On Teaching

Saturday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time Jas 3:1-10Mk 9:2-13 Only a few of you...should be teachers, bearing in mind that those of us who teach can expect a stricter judgement. In my job, I am privileged to work alongside learned educators and seasoned industry professionals tasked to educate, train and mentor young adults who... Continue Reading →

29 January, Saturday — Who’s da man?

Saturday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time 2 Sam 12:1-7,10-17Mk 4:35-41 “You are the man...” I call today’s gospel Jesus’ “Do you know who I am?” moment. Some of us have been there before -- either as the young upstart or ‘newbie’ to a club/organisation/ministry putting our foot in our mouth, or as the seasoned... Continue Reading →

28 January, Friday — What do we know?

28 Jan – Memorial for St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was the son of the Count of Aquino. He was born in the family castle in Lombardy near Naples, Italy. He was educated by Benedictine monks at Monte Cassino, and at the University of Naples. He secretly joined... Continue Reading →

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