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If I Had My Life To Live Over

The following was written by the late Erma Bombeck after she found out she had a fatal disease.

If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the ….

No claim on God

Our faith is the heart of the matter when it comes to our salvation. None of us, whatever our background, has any claim on God. Good is the sovereign master. In today’s liturgy, we are presented with two individuals, both foreigners, but were justified on account of their faith. What wins God’s approval is surrender [...]

Counting the cost…

Counting the cost… Any wise person interested in starting his or her own business will, first of all, come up with a good business plan. They will sit down and, with their accountants and others, try to calculate the risks involved and make sure they have all their costings right. They will want to leave [...]

Signed with the Cross

In the ceremony of Baptism the priest says to the child that the whole Christian Community welcomes him/her with great joy. ‘In it’s name I claim you for Christ our saviour by the sign of the cross and I invite your parents and godparents to do the same’. The priest and family then make a [...]

A New Way to address God…

When Jesus told his disciples to use the term “Father” to address God they must have been amazed! Jews never addressed God like that. They didn’t dare to. It was considered too intimate, too brazen a way in which to speak to the Almighty. Jesus uses the Aramaic word “Abba” for “father”. The English word [...]

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