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The suffering servant

It is in the serving, accepting and associating with the seemingly powerless that we encounter the living God, for we imitate Christ himself who came not to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many.

A question of transformation

If we acknowledge our Lord to be the Christ, Son of the living God, then to follow him is only possible if we take up our cross.

Blessed are those who walk in the law of the Lord

The law of God reveals a glimpse into at least three fundamental things: the nature of God’s holiness; the desire and will of God for his people; the depth to which we humans have fallen. We must renew our hearts and minds in Christ, in whose flesh the law of God became incarnate for our salvation and who showed the way to life through his death and resurrection. We need the external law to become an internal reality.

Risen with Christ to eternal life

We are confronted with the decision as to whether we are willing continue to follow Christ and receive him with our heart, mind and spirit that will lead either to eternal life or continual alienation. However, demanding though this decision is one can understand the words of Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Our Lady, Mother and Queen

The Assumption of Our Lady speaks profoundly about the nature and importance of the body. It is a sign of sure hope and comfort to us that one day we, the pilgrim people of God, will also find a place in heavenly glory.

Anyone who has heard and learnt from the Father comes to Me

True knowledge of God requires the engagement of our entire being, heart, soul and mind.