Food for Thought – Thinking about Food. There is an early scene in the musical ‘Oliver’, where the young orphan approaches the master. With an empty bowl in arms outstretched and upheld, and driven by hunger, he has the courage to say, ‘Please sir, I want some more’. And then this scene morphs itself in my memory into lines of children waiting for rations in any of a number of refugee camps or feeding centres around the world.
Author:- July 29, 2021
One of the interesting aspects of some of the gospel stories is the connection between many of the miracles attributed to Jesus and His reaching out to touch those in need of his help - the curing of the blind, the deaf, the lepers...
Author:- January 27, 2021
As I look back on nearly twenty-four years of varied missionary service and reflecting on 2020, a year which was like something out of Tales of the Unexpected, I am struck by the simple phrase in today’s gospel: the ‘just then’ unexpected moment for the man with an unclean spirit.
Author:- January 13, 2021
It is not often that I have the opportunity to spend Christmas with my family, but this year I have the chance to reflect back on the Christmases when I was a teenager. I look back in gratitude, but once upon a time I didn't think my present life choice would be possible. Recently, at a Funeral Mass of a friend, I was told that my becoming a priest surprised many!
Author:- December 27, 2020