This is the way; walk in it

“Truly, O people in Zion, inhabitants of Jerusalem, you shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when he hears it, he will answer you. Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet...

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Freedom

It is written in the prophets, “And they shall all be taught by God.” Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me. (John 6:45) In my text of last Thursday, I spoke to you about Peace, in a perspective of faith, being seen as a certitude...

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Immortality

Christ “is the image of the unseen God, the first-born of all creation; for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible… all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold...

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Bread of life

For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.” Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in...

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Ties that bind and ties that free

Tucked away in a corner of my guest room, there is a stack of worn-out photo albums. Inside them, pictures of my family: my childhood, my parents, my grandparents, sometimes at home, sometimes in strange and unpredictable places. My own family preserved remarkably little of this material, which I regret,...

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A gift?

Since the beginning of our current crisis and the start of isolation and confinement, the media have been awash with advice on how we might successfully use this time in order to self-improve and catch up with our lives, while remaining healthy and making ready for a new normality.  And...

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The Martyrs’ Call to Us

Today is set aside by the Anglican Church in remembrance of the Christian martyrs of the 20th (and 21st) centuries. The book For All the Saints in our sacristy gives short biographies of just a few modern Christian martyrs: the Burmese martyrs of the 1940s; European Christian martyrs against Nazism;...

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Walking on water

We wanted to kill Love – Carried by the Easter liturgy, I decided to write a series of 3 texts to help us see this time of imposed confinement as Good News. I would like to say that in my life I try to apply this maxim in a perfectly...

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Who is this God?

In his book “The Greatest Miracle in the World” the philosopher Augustine “Og” Mandino presents an interview of God with the human entitled. “The Memorandum of God”, which would leave no human indifferent, and here are some excerpts: Be aware of my message, I hear your cry… He has come...

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Anselm

Readings for April 21 Psalm 37, verses 32, 33 The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom * and their tongue speaks what is right The law of their God is in their heart * and their footsteps shall not falter  Romans 5, verse 1 Therefore, since we are justified by...

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When the future comes with a question mark

Although we are still in Eastertide, life after Easter Week usually seems like a return to normalcy. We have not yet reached Ordinary Time in the Church Year, but we have descended from the liturgical heights of Easter. Admittedly, this year’s celebration was very different from our usual Easter, but...

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