Jesus speaks of where we sit at table when invited to a celebration. He says
we should not seek the highest place, lest it be for another but that, instead,
we should go to the lowest seat and remain there. If more is intended for us,
we will be called.
Looking at this image, I am reminded of a mistake nearly all of us make now
That "Love Thy Neighbour" Thing.... I Meant That - God
Neighbor/Neighbour - how we spell it isn’t the issue really. It’s about having an awareness of people and especially of their needs. This is not to be mistaken for nosiness but a sincere interest in people and their welfare.
In a parish like ours, thanks be to God, we are pretty good at this but always...
LOST AND FOUND
The gospel at Mass on Tuesday last was about the shepherd with one hundred sheep, losing one and searching for it until he found it. The image presented was of a man, happy with the find and pleased to restore the sheep to the flock. It is said that the shepherd can identify each sheep - the Lord would say, by name...
Last year I went to visit my aunt for a few days. She lives in Richmond, Virginia and has a great sense of what matters to her.
She is not, in any sense, materialistic but one who has a deep sense of sentimentality and of what holds value for her. She was washing the dishes and left me the job of drying.
Each cup and saucer,...
During the week, I visited a home where a newborn baby had arrived.
His mother was sitting beside me, holding her little boy and I took his foot in my hand. It seemed so small and yet everything it needed to be was there.
Perfection. It made me think a little about life, how precious it is and about the need to do all in our...