This Sunday’s Gospel for the Feast of the Epiphany pushes us to choose between two kinds of wisdom figures - those who hold onto the safety and comfort of certainty and those who risk journeying into the unknown in search of truth that might unsettle, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
I suspect that the prospect of getting involved in God’s business of peace-making, forgiving, advocating for justice frightens us all, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald. But knowing that Jesus walked that way first helps us to take the risk.
To live Christmas meaningfully we will have to risk crossing boundaries, especially the ones we create for ourselves, writes Christian Brother Julian McDonald.
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.