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Tapping into the Power of Patience

‘Patience is not passive, on the contrary, it is concentrated strength.’ – Bruce Lee ‘Patience doesn’t mean passivity or resignation, but power. It’s an emotionally freeing practice of waiting, watching, and knowing when to act.’  Judith Orloff, MD These pieces of wisdom are strong reminders that patience is a vital life skill. Without it we […]

Sunday 20 May

PENTECOST Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13: John 20:19-23 Guided by the Spirit We receive the gifts of the Spirit in some ways every day, but in fullness at our confirmation, which we recall each Pentecost Sunday. The seven gifts of the Spirit are not usually seen by others but experienced by ourselves. Others […]

Friday 15 September

Our Lady of Sorrows Hebrews 5:7-9, Psalm 31, John 19:25-27 Fount of love Sorrow is part of discipleship. So is obedience to God’s will. So often sorrow comes to me unbidden and when it does I must use sorrow to increase my capacity for love. If I do not, I may be embittered by suffering. […]

Growing Old Together

We normally associate Social Justice with issues pertaining to the Homeless, Refugees, Unemployed people and so on. The Bishops are inviting us to look in a different direction this year and to consider the ways in which we respond to and treat the elderly among us.

Tuesday 8 August

St Mary of the Cross McKillop Colossians 3:12-17; Psalm 32; Matthew 6:25-34 God’s chosen There is a uniform to be worn by all God’s ‘chosen’: kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, forgiveness. And over all these they are to put on, like a cloak or overcoat, love. Love alone is what will bind together and protect […]

Francis Speaks – People who annoy us!

Jesus teaches us to go always to the essential and to look beyond to assume one’s mission with responsibility.

Friday 27 January

Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 36:3-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mark 4:26-34 Trusting in God Patience is a virtue – but that doesn’t make it easy to practice! Our own growth in faith is like that of the seed in today’s Gospel – it can take a long time for anything to seem to happen and we can sometimes […]

Friday 13 May

Acts 25:13-21, Ps 103, John 21:15-19 Do you love me? Jesus asks each of us this question. When our answer is ‘yes,’ he gives us a mission of love. When it’s ‘maybe,’ he waits with patience until we grow in love. When its ‘no,’ he loves us anyway. Before you sleep imagine Jesus standing there […]

Twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit (cont’d)

Patience 1 Bearing provocation without complaint, loss of temper etc; quiet, steady perserverance. Dictionary.com  For me, patience is often about waiting for things to happen in God’s time and being able to accept this in good grace. Barbara was a mother of four boys. Barbara prayed hard in her third and final pregnancy for a […]