Reflections

Follow Your Heart

It’s a sad truth that those who walk free from court aren’t necessarily innocent. Sometimes the man or woman who walks free from court simply has the better solicitor.  Lawyers do a good and valuable job, but it has to be said that some lawyers take more pride in finding legal loopholes than the truth. In today’s gospel reading Jesus invites us to consider that

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Salt of the Earth

Today Jesus gives his disciples a compliment. If we live by our faith we his disciples will become the salt of the earth and the light of the world. But the compliment comes with a warning! If the salt loses its taste it is worthless, and if we hide the light underneath a bowl it fails to serve its purpose. Sounds silly doesn't it? Why

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Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2020

Listen to the Migrants’ Cries. People across the globe are on the move, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. It is a situation ripe for exploitation by traffickers and people-smugglers whose   callousness was illustrated last year in the case of the 39 Vietnamese people who died of suffocation in a refrigerated lorry heading for the UK. Pope Francis has made the plight of refugees and migrants

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Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for January

You don’t need to be much of an expert to know that the basis of most world religions are values such as love and kindness and peace by which to live our lives. So if living by a universally agreed set of values is central to all beliefs, how do we find it so difficult to get along? One of the answers seems to be

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