This Sunday’s readings from Zechariah and Philippians speak of a God who comes to bring joy into our lives - if only we could really believe it, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
If you’re halfway through Advent and feeling stuck for inspiration with prayer and liturgy ideas the Columban’s free online Advent Resource, Pathways: Hope for the Journey could be just what you need.
The very same Word that came to John in the desert is offered to us in the emptiness of our hearts, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
Jesus' first words to his followers after the resurrection, "Peace be with you", invites me to stop and ask myself how I offer the sign of peace at Mass and how I reach out to the strangers who come into my life, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald. Am I big enough to offer the peace that Jesus held out on that first Easter night to those locked away in fear?