The way in which Jesus lived his life does not allow us to treat him with indifference. His outspokenness attracted hostility. The same hostility and division await anyone who chooses to walk in his footsteps, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
If we dare to let ourselves feel just how uplifting it is to know that we are trusted by God, then we might find ourselves able to trust God in return, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
This week’s readings, challenge me to ask myself questions like: “Am I rich enough? Do I give generous expression to the creativity with which I have been entrusted? How do I share myself as God’s work of art?” , writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
We don’t have to be embarrassed by the fact that we all struggle with prayer, writes Br Julian McDonald. We can let busyness or disappointment push it aside. We can forget that God is always present to us even when we feel alienated or disinterested.
Today’s gospel reading reminds us that reflection & contemplation and selfless service are both essential dimensions of true discipleship, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.