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Tag: reflection

Passionists UK We can all help empower and affirm those on a dementia journey

We can all help empower and affirm those on a dementia journey

This Dementia Action Week, please do what you can to reach out to those in your community who may be affected by a dementia-type illness.

May 10 2021

Passionists UK We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

We need to see, and understand, a God who suffers with us

In the face of life's evil and suffering, it is only possible to believe in a loving God, if that God is ‘on the scaffold’ too, alongside us.

Apr 02 2021

Passionists UK Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Will we give up our certainty and comfort to meet God among the suffering?

Humanity is waiting for those who will find their lives - and find God - by leaving institutions behind and joining the powerless.

Mar 12 2021

Passionists UK Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Being and suffering with others helps us to understand the love of God

Standing at the foot of the cross may seem fruitless, but it is important, and significant. To speak this way is to speak of a deep unity, a deep communion, with others.

Mar 10 2021

Passionists UK Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Anxiety makes us grasp for control – but that can’t be the answer

Who could be blamed for struggling with anxiety in the current moment? But clutching at control doesn't allow much space for God.

Feb 16 2021

Passionists UK Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

Crisis intervention is laudable and necessary. But it’s not enough.

People will very often fall back into coping mechanisms once crisis intervention support has been taken away. We must provide everyday love and support to those people whose lives are in turmoil, and remind them of the God who loves them.

Feb 09 2021

Passionists UK The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

The year of Coronavirus gave me a glimpse of how it feels to be ‘labelled’

Being classified as vulnerable affected how I thought about myself. For the first time in my life I felt useless, unnecessary.

Jan 26 2021

Passionists UK Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

Loving my neighbour means letting go of total control in my life

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.

Jan 18 2021

Passionists UK Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

Politics in action can be ugly, but we can’t retreat from it

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.

Jan 14 2021

Passionists UK Becoming aware of the goodness around us

Becoming aware of the goodness around us

At times it seems we are pre-disposed to focus on faults in the world, rather than all the goodness that is there.

Jan 06 2021

Passionists UK The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

The Passionists of the past were no strangers to pandemics

Many before us risked, and lost, their lives to minister to the sick and suffering.

Aug 28 2020

Passionists UK Non-violent resistance as a Passionist principle

Non-violent resistance as a Passionist principle

How are non-violence and pacifism, and specifically the non-violent love of the Cross, 'good news' for those on the margins of society?

Jul 21 2020

Passionists UK Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

Holy Saturday: Christ’s Descent into Hell

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.

Apr 11 2020

Passionists UK A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A Church of Proximity: Learning to give, and share, to serve others

A response to empty shelves, and the human proclivity to panic buy and hoard at the expense of others.

Apr 08 2020