The King of the Fisherfolk does not wear rich robes but instead travels in disguise and we can only find this Holy Grail when we learn to reach out to help the thirsty and the hungry, the naked and the homeless, the sick and the imprisoned.
The challenge faced by the One Talent Parable is that he forgets it is the Master’s property he is burying not his own. In the Christian life we must remember that we have nothing to offer except the generosity of our Master and if we bury that how will other’s know about God’s love.
When we attend special events or work in hazardous places we take special care over what we wear. To live the faith fully we need to also pay attentions to the foundation garments of our lives which will influence everything else that we do or say
Everyone carries wounds.
Some of us are able to turn our wounds into scars and use our hurt to bring healing.
How do we turn personal pain into a passion that puts others first?
Authority is an example not a command, earnt not taken, and gained only by a decision to serve.
Preaching the Gospel is good and performing works of charity is wonderful but if we do this without forgiveness towards others the are powerless words and empty deeds
When Christians disagree we know the only thing to do is to talk ‘to’ each other. Why then do we so often give into the temptation to talk ‘about’ each other instead?
There is only one Rule by which to live and that is to live for others.
If God wants to tell the world of a generous love and forgiveness that is free for everyone why does Jesus tell Peter he should talk about him?
Faith is slippery.
We can be tempted to think our faith is small and not easily see God’s hand in our life.
We can also fall into the hubris of thinking our faith is ‘great’ and better than that of others.
Our faith grows by becoming deeper not bigger.