Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Peter Cullinane’

Becoming through dying Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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 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 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