It is fine to have strongly held convictions. Yet we must do this without presuming that our ‘knowledge’ about the faith gives license to destroy the honestly held beliefs of another
Currently, due to Covid-19 restrictions, our parish is running an hour behind the rest of the nation.
Perhaps not a bad thing as looking to the past in times of crisis reminds us of God’s faithfulness then, comfort now and hope for the future
We do not yet know what sort of world we will be living in once the dark times of the current pandemic have passed. Whatever it brings we can prepare for it now by learning to make the Good Samaritan our ‘patron saint’.
But they don’t deserve any help! Is a cry often heard in a society that does not perceive everyone’s common humanity and sees anyone who is different as a threat instead of an opportunity to make Christ visible
It is on the cross that we find that we are perfectly loved, completely forgiven, and wonderfully reconciled to God.
This leaves Christians perfectly qualified to be reconciled with each other and with those of other faiths and none.
Why do we not use our experience of being forgiven and loved to spread the same?
Is religion the cause of all wars or the excuse for all wars? And regardless of their how should faithful pacifists and faithful solders care for each other.
A worldwide pandemic becomes very real when someone you know dies. HOw will we prepare ourselves and others for death (for now or for later)? How will we embrace those who grieve when an embrace may bring death?