28 July 2010

the proof is in the pudding

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:22

23 July 2010

the cross says we need not be slaves to death

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.

It is the freedom to refrain, withdraw and abstain which makes a
totalitarian regime impossible.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind

so breathe

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
[Chinese Proverb]

20 July 2010

what are you seeking?

Friends, again I ask you, what about today? What are you seeking? What is God whispering to you? The hope which never disappoints is Jesus Christ. The saints show us the selfless love of his way. As disciples of Christ, their extraordinary journeys unfolded within the community of hope, which is the Church. It is from within the Church that you too will find the courage and support to walk the way of the Lord. Nourished by personal prayer, prompted in silence, shaped by the Church’s liturgy you will discover the particular vocation God has for you. Embrace it with joy. You are Christ’s disciples today. Shine his light upon this great city and beyond. Show the world the reason for the hope that resonates within you. Tell others about the truth that sets you free.
Pope Benedict XVI
Greeting to Young People
St Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie
19 April 2008

08 July 2010

Come, be holy!

If we spoke to each other with the mind and heart of Christ - with love that flows out of our essence as His disciples - with words that come from our faith and not our insecurities - words that flow from our union with the Father through the Son, our words would be healing, forgiving, hopeful, and faithful...

If we did this, people would know, and find our words an invitation to holiness.

They could not help but to see the Christ who calls them.

03 July 2010

GK Chesterton

"When people cease to believe in God, they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything"