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Communicating Jesus Master, the ‘Beauty that saves the world’.

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The Ludicrously Lavish Love of God

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This is my word for the moment – lavish! God’s love towards us is so lavish! He lavishes his love and grace upon us. The theme which runs through this Sunday’s liturgy is one of lavish abundance. The opposite of lavish is scarcity, insignificance, and stingy.  God does not scrimp with his love and his mercy. Just read this: “The Lord of Hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines, of food rich and juicy, of fine strained wines” (First Reading) and then in the Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want...you have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing.” Then in the Second Reading, St. Paul reminds the Philippians that “My God will fulfil all your needs, in Christ Jesus, as lavishly as only God can.” God doesn’t just love; He lavishes us with love. God dispenses His goodness not with an eyedropper but a fire hydrant.

Over the past three weeks we ha…

10 years and counting!

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Here are the words which I shared with the people who joined with me on the 2nd of October 2014 to celebrate my 10 years of religious profession and to pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life.

"Usually in religious life, we begin counting our ‘milestones’, so to speak, when we reach 25 years. However, as the years go on, we realise that life is precious and fragile and commitment to religious life, priesthood and marriage is to be celebrated as we support each other in our various vocations. This 10th anniversary is very meaningful for me as I remember also my Profession companion Sr.Gabriela from Poland, who would have been celebrating her 10th this week but the Lord had other plans and called her home to Himself in heaven last March at the young age of 33. As St. Theophane once said: "We are all flowers planted on this earth, which God plucks in his own good time, some a little sooner, some a little later."

Today we celebrate the feastday of the …