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Respect for all an answer to discrimination

Respect for all an answer to discrimination

The question was posed to families to bring to their youth, “Racism is an acknowledged curse of our day, but is there not much more to consider when it comes to discrimination?  Does the word itself become the problem as it suggests making a negative value judgement....

Lifegiving is building positive relationships

Lifegiving is building positive relationships

Chris shared, “I remember once reading an article on Lifegiving that was genuinely “life-giving” to me.  It taught me that lifegiving is not only about having babies and issues around contraception. It refers to any positive, upbuilding kind of relationship.  And so...

Should we pray, “Lead us not into temptation?”

Should we pray, “Lead us not into temptation?”

Jonathan raised a matter that also worried others. “Hey, doesn’t this passage in James letter, “He himself tempts no one” conflict with what we say in the Our Father, ”’Lead us not into temptation.’ I must say that has been bothering me.” James replied, “I know, even...

The joy of joy!

The joy of joy!

The joy of joy   Paula shared, “I remember in the “good old days” parish missions focused strongly on sin, hell and damnation and the need for repentance.  We would even be quite fired up to mend our ways. Recently when my husband and I attended the parish mission we...

Facing family feuds can lead to reconciliation

Facing family feuds can lead to reconciliation

Having read the scripture passage of the day Jock felt called to share, ”Family conflict and feuds are not uncommon.  There may be issues between siblings, even adult siblings.  The strains and stresses of marriage and of their own busy lives can cause a rift between...

Compassion and harmony ideal qualities for love and life

Compassion and harmony ideal qualities for love and life

While Bruce was the groups’ Old Testament scholar Margaret’s study had been of the New Testament.  She explained, “When you consider the stories about kings and kingdoms and the ideal qualities of kings it is clear that Jesus is the ultimate countercultural person. He...

Love gives life and joy.  St Valentine

Love gives life and joy. St Valentine

February 14.   As a fun activity to commemorate Valentine’s Day families were asked to play a game at home listing their 5 best “I love…..statements. George explained they had to be real loves, not just passing likes. How do you know?  One way to identify what one...

Loving idols leads to destruction

Loving idols leads to destruction

February 13. Bruce continued with the story of King Solomon. “Having considered wealth and prosperity and God’s expectations what happens when these are not met?  In King Solomon’s case it was his wives who turned him away from his God, by having him build temples and...

Turning away from God leads to disaster

Turning away from God leads to disaster

Bruce continued with the story of King Solomon. “Having considered wealth and prosperity and God’s expectations what happens when these are not met?  In King Solomon’s case it was his wives who turned him away from his God, by having him build temples and make...

Our Lady of Lourdes, Day of Prayer for the Sick

Our Lady of Lourdes, Day of Prayer for the Sick

Fr Jeremiah was well aware of the search for healing of many of his parishioners. Some went on pilgrimages to Ngome or other shrines, some went to healing services in different churches.  On this Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the World Day of Prayer for the Sick he...

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