Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Triumph Through Failure: A Theology of the Cross

We confront failure in all levels of our humanity. There is failure in the use of the gifts of the earth, the unlimited exercise of intelligence, the enjoyment of freedom, and in the acceptance of the call of an infinite God. The failure to achieve fulfillment at any one of these levels may contribute to a particular frustration that may destroy the wholesome harmony necessary for happiness. In a period of utopian ideologies and theologies, this book may serve as a reminder that we do fail and that our faith does not promise that we shall not fail. Yet, precisely because we experience failures, we find cause for hope and deliverance outside ourselves. This is the theology of the cross-triumph through failure.(Amazon description)

On my wish list!

Brexit will hurt the vulnerable. Catholics must show solidarity in action

Excellent opinion by Fr Ashley Beck here

Our priority is to build what Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement called 'communities of resistance'
Recently I read that Pope Francis had commended a book by the theologian Fr John Navone SJ, entitled A Theology of Failure.Those of us who argued that Catholics should not support the leave campaign in the EU Referendum (and I don’t know of any breakdown of how Catholics voted) ought to get the book.
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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Never Give Up: Thomas More: "A Taste of Your Holy, Blessed Spirit...

Give me, good Lord,
a humble, lowly, quiet, peaceable, patient,
charitable, kind, tender, and merciful mind,
with all my works
and all my words
and all my thoughts
to have a taste of Your holy blessed Spirit.
Give me, good Lord,
a full faith, a firm hope, and a fervent charity;
a love for You, good Lord,
incomparably above the love of myself;
and that I love nothing to Your displeasure,
but everything for the sake of You.

~Saint Thomas More

Never Give Up: Thomas More: "A Taste of Your Holy, Blessed Spirit...:

Losing Weight healthily

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