Posts tagged humility

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.

Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes, Francisco Herrera the Elder (1576–1656), c.1650; Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid

One Church, one Faith, one Lord

The young lad in the Gospel story is an image of innocent humility. He offers the little he has, five loaves and two fishes. It is the virtues of humility, meekness and patience that will enable the Body of Christ to maintain its unity, one body and one Spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, under one God and Father of us all.

Seek, find and rejoice

We need to have the humility to put aside our own ways of looking and searching. We need to be willing to submit ourselves to God’s revelation, to the Faith once delivered to the Saints, to the Church who has been given to us as our guide.

His mercy is on those who fear him

What we need to do now is follow her example. Be faithful to her Son, seek to be as pure and sinless as she was, have the same humility as she had, and accept the plan which God has for us.

St Ignatius and thinking with the Church: Context and Disposition.

I was reflecting recently on St Ignatius’ ‘Rules for thinking with the Church.’ In our journey from the Anglican Communion to being part of the Catholic Church, the riches of tradition and teaching have been a rare and beautiful gain. It is a gain that is both freeing and challenging. I find St Ignatius’ rules, […]

Advent Adult Group: Week 1’s strands.

Often, when preparing Advent and Lent groups, I have found that what you think will come out of a session is usually not what results on the night itself. Usually any pre-conceived ideas pale into insignificance compared with what God does with a session. This is undoubtedly what happened last Thursday! So much ground was […]