Having the courage to let go of my ideas, prejudices and perceived control - and become more compassionate - is where my humanity likes to engage in a tug-of-war.
If we want to be involved in society, if we want to form community, we have a duty to notice what is happening on the structural scale, not just the personal.
At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.
Many before us risked, and lost, their lives to minister to the sick and suffering.
Holy Saturday: that gap between Cross and Resurrection has been imagined in Christian Traditions as that time when Jesus goes down into Hell to free the souls of all those whom he loves, to lead them to light and life.
A response to empty shelves, and the human proclivity to panic buy and hoard at the expense of others.
The Prophet Jeremiah reminds us about the deceitfulness of the human heart (17:9), the rupture of that original connection which facilitates humanity’s capacity for endless self-rejection.
Guidelines and prayers for your help in this difficult time.
An homily from Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, given at the Mass for Blessed Dominic Barberi at Sutton Shrine.
We need to go to where Christ is suffering in the whole of creation. Where do we start?
Reflections on the 'daily martyrdom' of averting evil