Posts tagged discipleship

With robes washed white

Sunday 24 April 2022

Christ directly addresses the disciples’ fear. They need no longer hide in an attempt to cover their fear, shame and alienation from God, a result of the Fall. They are to be reclothed with a dignity that belongs only to those who are the children of God.

The foundation of faith

Friday 31 December 2021

The earthly home of Nazareth was not incidental to the life of Christ but was absolutely essential. From Mary and Joseph, Christ would have encountered a wisdom that comes from knowing his heavenly Father’s merciful love for his people. It is this encounter that we are called to experience and enter into in our discipleship of faith.

Rich in faith

Tuesday 9 November 2021

In an act of faith and obedience, both widows in our readings had to give up and let go of what little they had in this life to be able to receive the blessings of God’s eternal graces. We are called to do the same.

Risen with Christ to eternal life

Sunday 22 August 2021

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.”

God is love

Sunday 9 May 2021

God’s is a love that undoes death, reconciles heaven and earth, and gifts eternal life to those who willingly embrace it with penitent hearts.

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Fra Angelico (c.1395–1455), 1423 Fiesole; National Gallery, London

Rejoice and be glad

Sunday 1 November 2020

The vast majority of the Saints are unknown to us, but they all accepted the offer which God makes: they lived in his grace and allowed him to transform them from fallen and sinful people, to redeemed and sanctified people.