The gestation of hope

Text: Luke 1:1-25 (the birth of John the Baptist foretold) One of the ideas that I’m discussing with the Ministry and Personnel Committee for a sabbatical in 2019 is a silent retreat. I have never experienced one, although I know several people who speak highly of them. I am investigating two Catholic centres, one in … [Read more…]

Worry and toil

Text: Matthew 6:25-33 (“the birds of the air”) As a child, I was charmed by the words of Jesus we just heard. He says that we should be like birds and wildflowers that neither worry nor toil. But despite the charm of this image, I wonder about it. Birds are hardly idle. Most of the … [Read more…]