Day 28: Intimate Holiness

Many years ago, a friend of mine served Christmas dinner to a number of families living in a very poor area.  He was joined by others, including a nun who soon rushed into the kitchen rather flustered.  “We haven’t served the starter yet, and they’ve eaten the after dinner mints!” The formality of some diningContinue reading “Day 28: Intimate Holiness”

Day 25: No slums in heaven

“In the beginning, when the work started,” wrote St Teresa of Calcutta, “I got a fever and had a dream about St Peter.  He said to me, “No, there is no place for you here.  No slums in heaven.”  “All right,” I answered him, “then I shall go on working.  I’ll bring the people fromContinue reading “Day 25: No slums in heaven”

Day 20: A Mystery to Ourselves

It’s estimated that 1.4 trillion photographs will be taken in the world this year, and I wonder how many of those will be selfies! Whatever relationship we have with ourselves, however we think we look, we are often fascinated by ourselves.  In a group photograph our eyes will naturally scan to find ourselves first, toContinue reading “Day 20: A Mystery to Ourselves”

Day 6: The Bread of Life

“I am the Bread of Life,” said Jesus. When he uses these words he places himself within the story of Israel’s wilderness years, their escape from slavery, their time of God given gifts in the desert, gifts which feed them as they wander, seeking the promised land. The following reflection feasts on those words andContinue reading “Day 6: The Bread of Life”

Sunday 31 January 2021

Ground-breaking Read “Jesus and his disciples went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the sabbath came he went to the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.   In their synagogue just then there was a man possessedContinue reading “Sunday 31 January 2021”