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About MGLmedia

We are priests and consecrated brothers together in mission, sharing in the work of evangelisation in a collaborative way with lay people. We always seek to empower the laity in their journey towards holiness and their mission to spread the good news. In return, we draw much strength and support from the lay community which is integral to our identity.

Video 6 – Living for Eternity

What decision would you make if you knew you could not die?

Before you try to discern your vocation, you need to be pointing in the right direction: Eternity. The ‘Fear of Missing out’ will always mean that you will make the wrong decision, which is why you need to be convinced that Death is not Fatal.

By |March 21st, 2017|Discernment|0 Comments

Where to from here?

 

We live in a world that worships youthfulness. And this is one of the biggest things stopping you from really responding to God’s will in your life. In this week’s video we really simple question which you need to spend a lot of time thinking about.

By |March 14th, 2017|Discernment|0 Comments
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Afraid of Time

Somewhere in the depth of our consciousness is an awareness that we are running out of time. Every second that goes by is another second closer to death. Whether you are conscious of this or not, the reality is that this thought haunts us. We only have a certain number of days left in this life, and so we have a compulsive urge to spend every moment doing what will bring us happiness.

But as Christians, this thought should have no power over us. The fact that we believe in the resurrection means that death is not fatal. Because we believe in eternity, we know that we will never run the risk of missing out. And so, while everyone else is frantically trying to work for their own happiness, we are able to work for the happiness of others.

This is the source of Christian freedom. We have not only been set free from sin, we have also been set free from the fear of time. We do not have to weigh up every decision to see whether the personal benefit will make the cost worthwhile. We are able to love recklessly; we are able to love people who will never pay […]

By |March 10th, 2017|The Call|0 Comments

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WORD OF GOD Is 55:10-11

We all readily accept the effectiveness of rain in watering the earth. I grew up in the driest inhabited continent, Australia and have seen my fair share of droughts and the wretched state of the countryside when there are prolonged periods without rain. Conversely I have also witnessed the dramatic transformation of that same land when sustained rains finally arrive. There is no more succinct and effective demonstration of the need life has for water. I wonder why we are so reluctant to give the same credence to the Word of God in terms of our faith.

 

The Reading from Isaiah 55 likens the effectiveness of rain on the land to Word of God coming forth into the lives of His people. Herein lies the challenge for us: to open our hearts to receive God’s Word such that our openness will result in His Word being able to accomplish its mission. In the Creation accounts of Genesis we see the power of the Word of God bringing something out of nothing and order to the chaos. It is this same effect that God wants to have in our lives with His Word today. The problem being that few of us are […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

Video 4 – Do you Trust Him?

Everyone likes to say that they trust God, but when the reality hits, we would much rather do things our way and keep control over our life. If you are going to hear God’s call for your life, you need to trust that his plan is actually good.

By |March 6th, 2017|Discernment|0 Comments

JESUS LOVES SINNERS AND SO SHOULD WE! Lk 5:27-32

Jesus caused scandal according to the leaders of the Jews when He ate and consorted with tax collectors and sinners. It seems to me that this is a very narrow-minded position to take. In fact it is fraught with danger as it is based upon making a judgment that will ultimately come back to haunt us as we are all sinners, without exception. From a completely practical point of view, how on earth will it be possible to bring the Good News to such people if one is excluded form associating with them in the first place?

 

It is important to recognize that Jesus never condones any of their sinful practices but challenges them to repent and change their lives. This is constantly at the heart of each of these instances in the Gospel and serves to remind us of the necessity in our lives to refuse to be a part of sin and corruption in order to call people to repentance and conversion. We can never let our guard down in this area as we are constantly under temptation from many directions as the devil seeks to bring us over to his way of thinking over and against that of […]

By |March 4th, 2017|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

BREAKING THE UNJUST FETTERS Is 58:1-9

It ought to be impossible for any Christian to live in peace while there are people who are unjustly treated anywhere in the world. This may sound a little unreasonable but let us reflect upon it for a moment. It is certainly true that God will never rest at peace while there is still injustice in the world and it is from this basis that the same can be said for all who are seeking to develop the heart of God for His people. At the same time it is important to note that I am not saying that everyone is necessarily responsible for the injustice that may exist. We may or may not be practically able to contribute to its elimination. However, at the very least we can be praying that someone will be actively working against whatever the injustice may be.

 

Let us look a little more closely at our individual situations in terms of looking at the society in which we live. I am not about to give an analysis of any individual society here but there are a few broad strokes that we can look at such as: Is there an equitable distribution of the wealth of […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST 2Cor 5:20-6:2

Ash Wednesday

 

We begin once again our Lenten journey. Let us focus our attention on the Second Reading for now. St Paul affirms that we are all called to be ambassadors for Christ. What does this mean? Put simply it means that each of us, according to God’s will for our lives, is to give witness to the truth of the Gospel to the world. Through the witness of our lifestyle we must be calling out to the world to change its ways and repent of sin and live holy and righteous lives.

 

This sounds like an enormous responsibility and at one level it is, however, to be realistic, all it is is a call to be obedient to the will of God as best we can. God cannot ask any more form us than this! On the other hand, this is not just an incidental little thing. God’s calling, as we learnt yesterday will involve sacrifices and endurance. It will mean being ready to allow God to lead us on the adventure of our lives. It will mean experiencing situations where we will have to place our trust in God and let go of any hope of remaining personally in control […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Daily Scripture|0 Comments

Video 3 – Life to the Full

Jesus says that he wants us to have ‘life to the full’, but what does that even mean? Does this mean that we should spend our life chasing adventure or living for a bigger story?

By |February 24th, 2017|Discernment|0 Comments
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Wild and free or pruned and beautiful

In relationships, there is often a strong encouragement to just follow your heart. Let your love for other people be wild and free. Let love simply take you where it will. The idea that we would try to restrict our love seems like madness. The suggestion that we should protect our relationships with boundaries seems to go against every natural instinct.

Perhaps the best way to judge this is to compare our love to a rose bush. Rose bushes are always planted in a prominent position in a garden. No one ever hides a rose bush down the side of their house where no one can see its beauty.

The strange thing is that a rose bush is beautiful because it is treated badly.  The gardener has a vision of what it could be, and so they prune it and sometimes cut it right back so that only a few branches are visible. Yet this harsh treatment is precisely what makes the rose bush form into something graceful. Even when they are not in flower they stand above all the other plants in the garden as a symbol of beauty.

It is a very different thing with a wild rose bush. Wild rose […]

By |February 24th, 2017|The Call|0 Comments