15 December 2017

Intellectual Disabilities – Are We Missing Something?

It is said that stories are the fabric of our lives and the way to come to know another person is to ask the questions that unlock their story. For most of us the questions change and develop with the passing of time and the unfolding of our lives. … [Read more...]

The Task of Forgiveness – Always Possible? Part 2

Matthew 18:21-22: “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me - up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.’” We must forgive as … [Read more...]

The Task of Forgiveness – Always Possible?

Part 1 “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” (Matthew 6:9-15) Of all the requests the Lord guides us to make when He teaches us how to pray, this phrase - or at least the second half of it – composes the least … [Read more...]

Guilt: Fact or Feeling? Despair or Hope? pt2

Where is the Church in our guilt? This new life into which we are also called by grace is fundamentally different – we not only receive forgiveness from sin but the Holy Spirit takes up residence within our lives, disturbing our complacency, … [Read more...]

Guilt: Fact or Feeling? Despair or Hope?

The secular view Guilt is not an easy subject for human beings to think about - unless, of course, we keep it within the boundaries of criminal activity and the courts. Beyond the context of the justice system, the idea of personal guilt tends to … [Read more...]