Where are you going?

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Where are you going?

To answer that question we need to think about where we live. In our lives, which are offered us at conception and birth we have a future that may be dictated by the circumstances of where we are born. For someone living in a Western nation it offers a much greater variety of possibilities. Someone born in the developing world is likely to face more restricted life choices or even to face an uncertain life span due to wars and disease.

The pursuit of wealth and gain is often an over riding consideration for many. To achieve wealth and perhaps fame is for many the only pursuit worth following. And while a certain degree of wealth allows for these choices we would like during our lifetimes, there is in fact a greater goal we should be looking at. Money has its advantages in this life in a world organised for the consumer. But we are more than consumers. We are more than just a body that breaths. Our soul is something that does not require money. Currencies are of no value to the eternal nature of the soul.

But where then are we going in life? is there a direction that might be better than another? Will that direction have a positive or negative impact on the soul? On eternal life? Do our decisions influence or control this eternal road? Well, yes they do. We are often able to make some improvements to our material life through the right conditions and effort. But for our souls, we need the grace of God through the Sacraments.

Our choices here are indeed the indicators for the road we are on and the path we choose for eternity. The “fork in the road” we encounter where we decide if we will attend church or not, frequent the sacraments or not all dictate the future. While we trust in the Mercy of God, we do not presume on this mercy and continue to live in a way that rejects the road God provides for us. If we truly love Him, we will want to serve Him. And by serving Him we follow the path laid out by Him for us. Even when this road is uncomfortable and inconvenient. The path of least resistance may not actually be the road God has prepared for us. We are called to persevere to the end to win that imperishable crown. If it calls for perseverance chances are it will therefore come with difficulties.

So where are you going? Make the right choices and be prepared with God’s help to follow the road set before us.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” – Proverbs 3:5-6



Language has been both a unifying and a dividing point in many counties and societies. People identify profoundly with a language which comes from the nature of cultural identity united to language and at times faith.

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Reading the Word

Our purpose is to know, love and serve God in everything. So the purpose is to get to know God more intimately through reading HIS books. He inspired the writers to write what they did. The Holy Spirit helped the Gospel writers and St Paul with the New Testament. We might be reading these books for the Literary contents and style, or for the sacred work that they are. In each case there is something to gain from the study of the Word of God.

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Holy Hope

At Christmas we hear of the coming of the Saviour and therefore the coming of Holy Hope. We celebrate the birth of the Messiah and relive the moments with Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels. We hear “Be not afraid…this is good news of great joy to all the people” (Luke 2, 10) This is living hope. Sung by the angels and witnessed by the poor, not the rich. Why then should this be important, this hope? Because after more than 2000 years since his birth we still have poverty and illness, and social ills. We still need that hope coming with the message of the angels.

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