‘Of what good is the word of Christ without an example’ (Dostoyevsky)

‘The problem for many people is fear. We are afraid of one another – afraid of meeting’ (Jean Vanier)

‘Joy does not come without effort, when one plants flowers, one must water them’ (German proverb)

‘Mankind would perish if there were no evidence, anytime or anywhere of the divinity of man’ (Gandhi)

‘Love changes everything: how you live and how you die’

‘God hasn’t stopped talking. He talks through the lives of loving people’.

‘There is no better time for growth than springtime. Lent is the springtime of the spirit’

“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him’”. (Matthew 4 : 20)

‘Nobody expected him just like that: a baby, a manger in a stable, young parents from a village in the hills. Nobody expected that his first visitors would be shepherds, little thought of in the eyes of the great. Yes he has come; but not as we expected.

Advent calls us to wake up, to arise from our sleep. To shake off the dust of routine, habit, custom… and to prepare to let Christ come alive in our lives.