Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Pope Francis: work for the common good during pandemic Comments 0

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Working together for the common good during the pandemic is crucial or we’ll emerge worse off, Pope Francis told the crowd at his general audience last Wednesday. Focusing his talk on the common good, which is a central theme in the Church’s social teaching, he said: “A virus that does not recognize barriers, borders or Read more

When saints fall Comments 0

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
jean vanier

In one of my earliest memories, my father is warning me about a famous man, “Remember, he still puts his pants on one leg at a time.” I remembered this warning when I heard about the fall of another famous icon, Brother Jean Vanier, the revered founder of L’Arche, an ecumenical community where disabled and Read more

Dog lover’s guide for Catholics Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

There are only three physical examples of God’s unconditional love for us here on Earth: the love from one’s mother, the love from one’s grandmother(s) and the love one receives from a very large dog. Read more Related Posts:Seeing the world through the eyes of loveHow can I love the unlovable?Sologamy – Now you can Read more

Seeing the world through the eyes of love Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Seeing the world through the eyes of love is the God view of the world and not our way of seeing. Generally, we have a polarised view of the world, divisions created by our values system. Our list for nature goes something like this: monarch butterflies good, white butterflies bad, kauri trees good, pine trees Read more

The uneasy power of love Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018
power of love

“Shocked” and “You’re a disgrace”, were two reactions from a couple of friends when I confessed to watching the Royal Wedding. Yes, the wedding was a “who’s who” and fashionista’s delight. But it was the address and the animated picture of Bishop Michael Curry, the first black presiding bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church Read more

How much sleep did you lose over the Syrian children? Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Let’s start by telling the truth: we love a tiny fragment of the world’s population. I didn’t lose a wink of sleep over the Syrian women and children who died because of chemical weapons. I don’t feel a twinge of guilt when I eat my dinner and think of hungry, homeless families sleeping under interstate Read more

How can I love the unlovable? Comments 0

Monday, February 26th, 2018

This morning I sat with two lots of readings. Early prayer was with John 15, verses 7 – 11, the beautiful love commandment in which Jesus uses the word “love” nine times to emphasize its importance, finishing with, “I am giving you these commands so you will love one another.” Then at breakfast, I opened Read more

Terrorists are loved, created in God’s image Comments 0

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Terrorists may be surprised at the loving, Christian message the General Bishop of the UK’s Coptic Orthodox Church has posted for them. Bishop Angaelos says he grieves for those who have died and for those who mourn them. He also grieves for the young men who see it as “not only justifiable, but glorious, to Read more

Love the stranger Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Terry and I were in a rental car in Jordan. We’d driven from Amman to the site where Moses stood to view the Promised Land. Narrow roads wound through wilderness with occasional habitation: some Bedouin tents, boys with a few sheep or goats walking behind them, a small town with a roadside stall where aromatic Read more

After a decade of marriage, these are the wedding vows I’d now make Comments 0

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Basically, most people’s wedding vows have the same gist, right? “I’ll love you forever” say Bella Ellwood-Clayton “I wonder, knowing what we do now, 10 years later, what new set of vows would we make?” she asks. Here are the first of 17 things she would say now: 1. I will forgive you, endlessly. Partnerships of Read more