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Tag Archive for ‘resentment’

Monday 25 November

Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20, Cant Daniel 3:1-4, Luke 21:1-4 Putting in all we have to live on The poverty-stricken widow put into the treasury of the temple all she had to live on. Daniel, and his companions put into their training for the King’s court all the faith, intelligence, and will-power they had to live on. […]

Thursday 12 September

Holy Name of Mary Colossians 3:12-17, Psalm 150, Luke 6:27-38 Love your enemy An enemy is someone who directs some form of evil at another person. This can often be unprovoked, but the innocent person may nevertheless suffer feelings of anger, retribution and resentment. Jesus’ way of dealing with this situation is to reject the […]

Making Amends

One of the great things about the 12-step program to which I alluded when I wrote about my addiction some time ago is the necessity to make amends to people I have hurt or neglected or bad-mouthed. Or even, as I discovered recently, making amends to people about whom I have long held resentment but […]

Friday 7 June

SACRED HEART Ezekiel 34: 11-16, Ps 23, Romans 5:5-11, Luke 15:3-7 Sacred Heart The love of God has been poured into our hearts. The love of God is being poured into our hearts. The love of God will always be poured into our hearts. There is no stopping it. It is only us who close […]

Monday 25 February

Daniel 9:4-10, Ps.79, Luke 6:36-38 The Generosity of God The love and generosity of our God knows no limits – unless we ourselves impose them. If we are compassionate, non-judgemental and forgiving, not only to others but (often the most difficult) towards ourselves, then we will be open to receive all that God wants to […]

What’s it all about, Alfie?

I CAN’T remember ever having being challenged by trying to understand the meaning of life. I have mulled over the how and especially the why, but as for what it’s all about, that has never thrown me. Having said that, I am interested in what others have to say on the subject. One of the […]

Thursday 14 June

1 Kings 18: 41-46; Ps 65; Matthew 5: 20-26 “Where there is hate, let me sow love” Loving one another is fundamental to Christ’s message. Central to this is his great sacrifice, where he let his body be broken and his blood spilled for the forgiveness of our sins. Dear God, may I forgive those […]

When Talking with Yourself Makes Sense

MANY people would admit to talking to themselves but have you ever dialogued with yourself? A year or so ago I decide to converse with various emotions that were causing me considerable angst. It was a simple procedure involving a pen, a notebook and a quiet space, and the results were rather surprising. I mention […]