We might think that, as a general rule, belonging to a group would be a good thing. However, today’s Scriptures teach us that belonging to a group might not be all positive. As members of a group, we might advance the group’s interests to the detriment of others outside the group. We might be so protective of the group’s achievements that we do not want anyone else to do the same things – simply because that person is “not one of us”.
Month: September 2021
Many people are missing their old way of life and are frustrated with restrictions and the unpredictability of lockdown. It’s common to feel tired and unmotivated when your usual schedule is disrupted, so it’s important to create a routine that nurtures your mental health. Here are 10 tips to improve your daily life!
During this time of social distancing, the ability to communicate in writing with friends and loved ones is more important than ever. Especially at Christmas.
Because of Covid-19 we may not be able to be with our family and friends for the traditional gatherings and so sending meaningful messages of joy and love is more important than ever.
Imagine the scene. Jesus and his disciples are making their way along the road to Capernaum. Being a few paces away from the others, Jesus is not part of their conversation. Nonetheless he picks up the vibe: the disciples are squabbling among themselves. So, when they arrive at their destination, Jesus confronts them: “What were you arguing about along the road?” Attempting to cover their shame, the disciples say nothing.
Prayers We have received We have received hundreds of prayer requests and messages of thanks for prayers being answered. Below is a selection of the many varied prayers requested over the last few months. All prayers are received by the Redemptorists community of priests, brothers and lay missionaries and included in their Masses and prayer …
For all the wonders of Western thought, I do not believe there is a single philosopher or theologian in the long history leading to the modern era ever to busy himself (they were all men!) with this fundamental fact of our existence: we are family people, familial beings, born, growing, learning and dying in family groupings.