If you are looking for an example of how to listen to God’s call and how to respond wholeheartedly, St Joseph is a pretty good model. In fact, with Jesus and Mary, he’s in the top three.
Have you ever wondered about your life and the direction it is taking? Have you ever reflected and listened to the depths of your heart? What do you hear there now? What are you being drawn towards? What are you resisting? God is in all of this.
It is important to remember that many people – even those in full-time employment – can work hard, yet still struggle to provide for their families.
The words ‘through Christ our Lord, Amen’ are familiar to us as the conclusion to many of the Church’s formal prayers.
Having been installed as Archbishop some 13 months ago, I have often in this time thought about the Christian notion of ‘stewardship’. While there is rightly a lot of talk about leadership and governance in preparing for both the Diocesan Assembly in September and the Plenary Council which begins in October, at the heart of all of these and underpinning all that we do, is the quality of being a good steward.
There’ll be lots of talking at the upcoming Diocesan Assembly – of course! It’d be a dull event without conversation.
According to the Guardian for Children and Young People (GCYP), as of June 30 last year there were 4136 children and young people in out of home care in South Australia.
Each year when we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, we rejoice and celebrate the Spirit of Jesus alive in our midst – in us, in the Church and in the world.
In Luke’s Gospel of the Visitation we hear that ‘Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in hill country of Judah’.
I have been saddened to see a flare up of hostilities in two countries that hold a special place in my heart – Israel and Ethiopia.