“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19)
Dear Brothers and Sisters
Each year, through Mother Church, God “gives us this joyful season when we prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed… as we recall the great events that gave us new life in Christ” (Preface of Lent I). We can thus journey from Easter to Easter towards the fulfilment of the salvation we have already received as a result of Christ’s paschal mystery – “for in hope we were saved” (Rom 8:24). This mystery of salvation, already at work in us during our earthly lives, is a dynamic process that also embraces history and all of creation. As Saint Paul says, “the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God” (Rom 8:19). In this perspective, I would like to offer a few reflections to accompany our journey of conversion this coming Lent.
“Because of the increase of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold” (Mt 24: 12)
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in His providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of our conversion”. Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.
Through an understanding of the story behind Christ's Holy Cross, as presented by Holy Tradition, God comes into our lives, and we develop a personal relationship with Him which changes the way we see the world around us. Moreover, the blessed message behind this story not only has a direct, positive, transformative impact on us; but also infuences on our faith, vocations, relationships, families and efforts to behave as one family of God.
The mystery of the Cross ought to occupy our Christian life. Throughout the history of the Church, the Saints focused on the profound reality of the mystery of the Cross.
The Epiphany of Our Lord is the Christian feast traditionally celebrated the 12th day after Christmas, January 6th. The word “epiphany” comes from the Greek epiphainen, a verb that means "to shine upon," "to manifest," or “to make known.” Thus, the feast of the Epiphany celebrates the many ways that Christ has made Himself known to the world, mainly the three events that manifested the mission and divinity of Christ: the visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12), the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:9-11), and the miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11).
“I thought I was happily married, until she told me she was leaving.” To where? I asked thinking that she was going for shopping at Nakumatti, where she usually goes every Saturday afternoon. I was wrong.
This time she was going for good.
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Theme: Getting beyond our illusions
What is heaven like? At one time or another, most of us have given that question some consideration. Our hopes about heaven vary depending upon our age, circumstances and life experiences. For some, heaven promises an end to pain, struggle and every human limitation. For others, heaven holds out the hope of reuniting with loved ones lost for a time but now forever near.
Theme: The one we expect determines our waiting
During Advent, we are to cultivate a spirituality of watchfulness. Waiting is an inevitable part of the human experience. We wait in line at the bank, at the petrol station, at the shop and in the doctor’s office. At times, such waiting tests our patience.
Theme: God keeps promises
Today, wherever Christians gather for worship, they will hear Matthew’s exhortation to vigilance while Isaiah predicts the end of wars. For the most part, Isaiah’s vision has remained just a ‘dream’ that seems too idealized to be enacted yet the truth is that it is we controversial human beings who seem unwilling to bring this vision to life.
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