Made with a Purpose

“From the beginning of creation God made them male and female.” – Mk 10.6 There’s something beautiful about the biblical creation story that points to everything in creation having a sense of purpose and design. Everything is created by God, who sees creation and declares that it is good. And it is the same with…

Sharing in the Mission

“If only the whole people of the Lord were prophets, and the Lord gave his Spirit to them all!” – Nm11.29 Today’s first reading illustrates a dynamic image of God pouring out his life and love on the seventy elders of the community to share in the mission entrusted to Moses. It is a beautiful…

At Home with Us

“Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me.” – Mk 9.37 There’s something about celebrating First Holy Communion that reminds me of home. Home – a place where everybody knows me and I know everybody; a place where all generations gather around the table to celebrate a meal; a place where I…

More than Words

“I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk…” – James (“I will prove to you that I have faith by showing you my good deeds…” – Jas 2:18) Sometimes, I feel like the biggest hypocrite! I profess to be a Christian, and yet I find myself doing the opposite of what a Christian…

Bringing Others

“And they brought him a deaf man…” – Mk 7.32 As a community, we are always seeking ways to build relationships – genuine relationships. We all desire real connection and a place to belong. Over the last twelve months, our community has hosted three successful ALPHA courses. The success of ALPHA has been an increase…

Hearers and Doers

“Pure, unspoilt religion…is this: coming to the help of orphans and widows when they need it.” – Jas 1.27 This week, at the invitation of our local SVdP Conference, I was fortunate to sit in on one of their meetings. It was really quite refreshing to see just how many of our community are active in…