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May 1, 2018

Fr Tom Ryan

5. Learning from The Velveteen Rabbit

‘What is REAL?’ asked the Rabbit one day. ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

Let’s think about this comment from Margery Williams’ The Velveteen Rabbit (see below).… More

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Who Are You, Jesus? – 4. God who shares in our humanity

Fr Tom Ryan

We continue an earlier discussion on how Jesus identified, not only with victims, but with all of us in our weakness, struggles and failures.

We share the divine life through the Holy Spirit ‘living in us.’ The other side to that is the mystery of God in Jesus who partakes in our humanity.More

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3. A Compassionate Saviour

The Jesus of Luke’s Gospel is presented as the compassionate and universal Saviour. From the many parables on this theme, let’s focus on the Good Samaritan - a wayside drama about ‘seeing’ and ‘not-seeing.’

A traveller from Jerusalem is mugged, robbed and left half-dead.… More

Who are you, Jesus? (2)

Fr Tom Ryan

‘Our Wisest and Dearest Friend’- Part 2

Considering ‘who are you Jesus?’ in the December Messenger, we took part of the phrase from Aquinas that Jesus is our wisest and dearest friend. This month, let’s consider our wisest friend.More

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