"While He was blessing them, He parted from them and was carried up into heaven."
"With all my heart I have sought you; do not let me wander from your commandments.”
Then God spoke these words…
"If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow me."
God is more a verb than a noun.
Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
This reflection/poem is Inspired by the text from Easter Day.
Psalm 51 visual liturgy film.
Jesus prays for himself, his disciples and all believers.
A reflection/poem Inspired by the text from the first week of Lent.
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.
Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God
And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.
Whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple - truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.
He delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper.
"Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face."
"For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it."
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
"For there was not a needy person among them..."
Gallipoli or Calvary? Fight or die? "Christian" or Christ-like? Every year around ANZAC day - Australia's commemoration of those killed in war - the passage John 15:13 is quoted. Could this be a form of idolatry in the church today? Let us consider the next verse, John 15:14 "If you love me, you will obey what I command." ie. Love like I love, dying for enemies, not killing me. Jarrod Saul McKenna reflects.
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