Posts Tagged ‘Becoming’

Becoming one’s true self through Manaakitanga Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Becoming through sexual differentiation Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Part of our becoming is the process of sexual differentiation. Sexual differentiation begins during our life in the womb, and continues during our formative years. Here too, we take seriously both our faith and the human sciences. When the parents of a new-born baby delight to tell you they have a baby boy or girl, Read more

Becoming during the first nine months Comments 0

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Peter Cullinane

When you were conceived, there were millions of sperm competing to fertilize a waiting ovum. One did so. Every other combination of sperm and ovum would have been a different person. The one moment in the whole history of the universe when any of them could have come into existence passed at that moment. They Read more