Posts Tagged ‘Becoming’

Breath of God

Monday, February 10th, 2020

No more New Year resolutions for me! The failure rate is too high. The only resolution I kept, was giving up smoking in 1976, and that was more about health than the dare. These days, I’m aware that our measurements of time are our way of managing incarnation on earth. We place a grid over Read more

Becoming through dying

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Perhaps someone very dear to you has already died, and you know the pain of losing them. Our Christian faith teaches that through our dying, “life is changed, not ended”. Not only that: it teaches that “… all the good fruits of human nature, and all the good fruits of human enterprise, we shall find Read more

Becoming through participating

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

On this journey of becoming we have not been left to ourselves. We belong to a community of saints and sinners who share the journey and support one another. Our relationship with Christ is personal, but not private. It is in and through and with the community of his disciples. What Jesus did for us Read more

Becoming through companionship with Jesus of Nazareth

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

In his own time people loved being in Jesus’ company, and sometimes spent days on end with him, even going hungry. How they felt about him gives us a window on the kind of Person he was – and a window on how we would have felt if we had been there! That’s why we Read more

Becoming through seeing

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

There are going to be some very special moments in your life. They will be the kind of experiences that point beyond themselves to something more. For example, something wonderful in nature that leaves you feeling you are part of something much bigger than your own life-time. Or, the sudden feeling that even the good Read more

Becoming through growing in wisdom

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

One of the big challenges of our time is to not let ourselves by drowned in bits and pieces of information. Information is very important. But on its own information is not wisdom. It isn’t even knowledge until it is properly sifted and researched. Wisdom is the ability to discern and judge how knowledge applies Read more

Becoming one’s true self through Manaakitanga

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Many young people generously offer themselves for volunteer service and are actively involved in movements for social justice and care of the planet. This involves both personal sacrifice and personal satisfaction. There is a direct link between what we personally become and what we do to help others become. Our own existence is a gift Read more

Becoming through the formation of character

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

“Character” is mainly about moral strength, or strength of will. It is more than just personality and social skills. Our becoming is a life-long partnership with God. God didn’t just bring the world into existence and then leave it to itself. Every moment of its existence depends on God just as much as its first Read more

Becoming through accepting reality

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The wonderful thing about our journey with God is that it always starts from where we are – not from where we should have been or could have been! Our experience of weakness and failure and of making wrong choices does not have to weigh us down. If we know how greatly we are loved Read more

Becoming through the choices we make

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Many different things can influence this journey of becoming: e.g. our physical environment, the people around us, economic opportunities or the lack of them, genetic inheritance, etc. But the biggest influence on what kind of person we become is the decisions we ourselves make. We navigate through all the other influences by the choices and Read more