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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 [...]

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 [...]

“This is My Body….. This is My Blood”


This weekend we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist that we receive is the centre of our faith, for it is Jesus himself—Jesus who is the Bread of Life. Before we come to communion, we say “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you…..” But by coming to [...]

Believing in People


It can happen that we lose interest in people, and even become blind to their strengths, when we discover their limitations. During his passion Jesus discovered the limitations of Peter, yet he didn’t write him off. He continued to believe in him, And in time he came good. Like Peter, we are weak human beings [...]

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