Create in us a new heart

The only advantage of a broken heart is that the light can enter in. Fr Bony Abraham MGL speaks about the renewal of our heart that comes through the light of Christ in this homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time.

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Create in us a new heart

The only advantage of a broken heart is that the light can enter in. Fr Bony Abraham MGL speaks about the renewal of our heart that comes through the light of Christ in this homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary time.

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Use your gifts to give glory to God

1 Thes 4: 9-11 There will always come a time when we will be tempted to draw attention to something we have done or achieved for the Lord. Don’t do it! Let the glory rest where it should rest (with the Lord) and allow yourself to save your reward for heaven! This is what the true disciple will do as he knows it is useless to gain the acclaim of men if it means losing that of God.

Jesus, teach me the path of true humility so that in all that I do the glory goes to God and never to me.

Mt 25: 14-30 Use your gifts to give glory to God. If we follow this principle we will never stray far from the road that leads top the Kingdom of God. People who fail to follow this principle, and they are so obvious and so many that I do not need to name them, very easily fall into the traps of the world and sin. Lives of excess in just about everything we can imagine are plentiful in today’s world – multiple spouses, excessive drinking, drugs and other vices, violence and sexual impropriety of all kinds to name but a […]

By |August 29th, 2015|Daily Scripture|0 Comments
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Secularity & Sanctity: Being Catholic Today

Fr Chris Ryan MGL discusses how we can find the balance between embracing Australian culture and the Catholic faith. Recorded at ‘Guinness and God’ in Canberra in June 2015

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By |August 28th, 2015|Becoming Fire|0 Comments
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What is under the bonnet?

I once knew a man who drove a Ferrari. Or rather, he drove a car that looked like a Ferrari. There was no way that he could afford the real thing, so he bought a ‘kit’ car. He was able to purchase the external shell of the car, which was then fitted over the frame of a much cheaper vehicle. So he had a car that looked like a Ferrari, but it didn’t sound like one or drive like one because in reality it was a Honda.

In the time of Jesus, the Pharisees were doing the same thing with their lives. Jesus sees through the deception and says to them that “you appear to people from the outside like good honest men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness” (Mat 23:28).

There is a constant temptation in the Christian life to just ‘pretend’ rather than put in the hard work of conversion. We can look virtuous and maybe even sound virtuous, but the engine that drives our life is anything but virtuous. Instead of taking the cheaper option of just being a Christian on the outside, we need to be prepared to invest our whole life in the journey […]

By |August 27th, 2015|The Call|0 Comments

Working is essential 1 Thes 2: 9-13

 Paul reminds us all that working hard is part of living the full dignity of our humanity. In his Encyclical on Human Work, Laborem Exercens, John Paul II reminded the world that working is essential to the dignity of the human person in that through work we participate in the creative work of God in the world. This is why one of the primary works of any government is to provide work for its people. A government that presides over crippling unemployment conditions is a government that has failed in its duty towards the people!

Holy Spirit, help our governments to work for the people and not against them; help them to put the people first and not themselves.

By |August 26th, 2015|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

The Power of Obedience

Our obedience to God allows him to work miracles in our life. Fr Bony Abraham MGL draws on many stories from the scriptures to show the power of obedience in this homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary time.

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The Power of Obedience

Our obedience to God allows him to work miracles in our life. Fr Bony Abraham MGL draws on many stories from the scriptures to show the power of obedience in this homily for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary time.

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TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jos 24: 1-2a. 15-17. 18b Joshua tells the people that he has made his decision to follow the Lord in all things. He challenges them to do the same. This is only the first step! Living out such a commitment will prove to be far more difficult than any of them realised. The temptations to mediocrity and compromise are many and they come unrelentingly! Let us never give up but persevere in faith all our days.

Jesus, you knew the temptation to give up in the Garden. Yet, you dug a little deeper by crying out to your Father for help and thus found the necessary inspiration to continue the path of our redemption. Thank you for your commitment. Help me to be inspired by it such that I will never waver again in my commitment to being your disciple and following you wherever you may lead me.

Jesus, come to my help when temptation is about to get the better of me. Give me that little bit extra inspiration that will enable me to remain faithful to your call.

Eph 5: 21-32 or Eph 5: 2a. 25-32 Any relationship will require a mutual ‘giving way’ to one another. No one is the […]

By |August 23rd, 2015|Daily Scripture|0 Comments
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Rethinking the bible

Imagine that you were addicted to smoking. Really addicted. Your father comes along one day and says to you, “if you smoke 15 packets of cigarettes every day you will die”. If you believed that your father was an evil man, you might walk away in fear believing that he is planning to kill you if you break this arbitrary law that he has just created. As such, you would continue to smoke, but you would do it in secret, afraid of what would happen if he found out.

But if you believed that he was a good man who knew what was good for your health, then you would be able to make a rational decision to leave behind this dangerous behaviour and seek a healthy life instead. Your interpretation of what is said depends purely on how you judge your father’s character.

This is exactly what happens when we approach the bible. In the sermon on the mount, Jesus says some extreme things, such as ‘if you call your brother a fool you will be liable to hell’ and ‘if you look at a woman with lust, you have already committed adultery’.

Once again we have two ways of looking at […]

By |August 20th, 2015|The Call|0 Comments