Filled with the Spirit

“Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” – Lk 1.41 Something amazing is happening in today’s gospel. God’s promises are being fulfilled. God’s Holy Spirit is moving in a whole new way. For those of us who have been a part of the ALPHA journey, we may recall the talk, “Who is the Holy Spirit?”…

Salvation is Here

“…And all shall see the salvation of God.” – Lk 3.6 Israel was waiting to be saved. The writings of the Old Testament are filled with God’s promises to his people to set them free. God promised to send a saviour, a deliverer—the Messiah. For centuries, the people of Israel trusted and waited for the one…

In Relationship

“The Lord’s friendship is for those who revere him; to them he reveals his covenant.” – Ps 24.14 God’s ‘covenant relationship’ with people is the key that really unlocks the whole biblical story and the history of God’s people. Throughout all time, and through many generations, God consistently affirmed the covenant, the desire to be ‘as family’…

Get Ready

“I am the Alpha and the Omega’ says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come…” – Rv 1.8 The Solemnity of Christ the King, concludes our liturgical year. The end of the year draws our minds to final realities and we are presented with an image of Jesus Christ as…

Something Worth Sharing

“You will show me the path of life, the fullness of joy in your presence…” – Ps 15.11 Over the past months, I’ve had a number of encounters with people who want to know more about the Catholic faith and even desire to join the Catholic community. At a time when everywhere we look, our Church…

Generous Giving

“Jar of meal shall not be spent, jug of oil shall not be emptied…” – 1Kgs17.14 I am always inspired the Jewish concept of tithing and almsgiving. There is a certain radical trust in God that our lavish generosity will be so blessed that we would never be in need. Everything belongs to God anyway,…

The Greatest Commandment

“Listen, Israel…” – Dt 6.4 In today’s gospel, Jesus affirms that our relationship with God needs to occupy first place in our hearts, and out of this love, we are to prioritise our relationships with others. Loving God and loving others. This is who we are.

Encounter Jesus In Others

“…He is calling you.” – Mk 10.49 We have been blessed in the office this week to have one of the younger members of our community doing work experience with us. I asked Angus if he would like to write his response to today’s gospel. This is what he shared: In this week’s gospel, a…

A Servant Heart

“For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve.” – Mk 10.45 As we seek to follow Jesus example, may we find opportunities to serve each other. Let us welcome, encourage, accompany, support, assist, help, console, mentor, comfort, sponsor, defend, guide, teach, witness to and pray for each other…

Following Jesus

“…Come, follow me.” – Mk 10.21 Today’s Gospel presents the heart of the Christian experience: we are called, above all, to follow Jesus. By this, we are to enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ in such a way that our lives are transformed. We share in the divine life of God. That’s a big thought. In…