Tag Archives: Christian living

“And they were filled …”

YOU ARE A delegate to an international conference being held in Beijing. You and a couple of dozen others have just been escorted from your hotel to the conference centre and are waiting outside. As well as yourself there are … Continue reading

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An Easter Reading

I’VE BEEN quiet for the last few weeks, quietly celebrating the joy of Easter and hoping that my readers have been doing the same. But time for some fresh thoughts. The focus in the readings at Mass is on the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts for Today

THE RELATIONSHIP between Jesus and Mary of Magdala has been the subject of speculation (most of it scurrilous) for centuries. As Christians, let alone Catholics, we can be sure that nothing untoward took place between them though the temptation may … Continue reading

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The Temple v Jesus of Nazareth – 2

Int        You said in your replies yesterday that the activities of Jesus bar Joseph and his followers had  — if I may put it this way — “crossed a line” as far as the Sanhedrin was concerned and that simply … Continue reading

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Annunciation — 1

LIKE TOTAL eclipses or comets, this weekend provides us with the sort of rare event that it is worth a blog post all of its own. With Easter Sunday falling on April 16 (the next time will be in 11 … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Lent — 3

EVERY NOW AND again, I find myself having a difference of opinion with some of my fellow-Catholics over what constitutes “love”. Without wishing to judge their ability to understand the basics of their faith, it often seems that the modern … Continue reading

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On Guardian Angels

THERE IS A story about Group Captain Cheshire who took over command of the famous ‘Dam Busters’ squadron in 1943. For two days after he arrived his driver sat in the staff car with nothing to do, frequently watching him … Continue reading

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What about free will

I WAS TAKEN to task yesterday over my comment that Jesus could — in theory — have given in to Satan’s temptations. How could I suggest anything so outlandish? Well, for a start if we didn’t occasionally suggest outlandish things, … Continue reading

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Going the extra mile

ONE PHRASE which annoys me is “go the extra mile”. My daughter is in full agreement on this since we have both at various times in our lives worked for the sort of company which uses management-speak as a substitute … Continue reading

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Thoughts on faith

FRANK SHEED’S book Theology and Sanity has long been a favourite of mine and one I return to frequently for inspiration. His premise is simple: the more you can learn about God, the better you come to know Him, the … Continue reading

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