Posts tagged faith

See that which is to come

Happy New Year! The new liturgical year begins today with the celebration of Advent. Advent carries with it a reorientation of time and a deliberate tension between end of time fulfilment and promise, expectation and deliverance, between looking forward and looking back. We can trust that God’s word is eternal and the present simply a passing moment, and we can look forward to the coming promise with heads held high in the knowledge that our redemption is drawing near.

Rich in faith

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.

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.

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.

Les Disciples d'Emmaus, Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651), 1622; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

“You believe in God; believe also in me”

Fr Neil’s homily for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 1 August 2021 This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.¹ This is the incredible answer Christ gives to the question, “What must we do, to be doing the work of God?” The answer is most peculiar: it is […]

Christ is the new creation

Fr Neil’s homily at Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Easter (25 April) “There is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” Bookstores are filled with self-help manuals these days. It is a new fashion. Guiding lights are popping up all over the internet to offer the key to self improvement, to […]