‘If you really want to see God, look carefully at the world he has created’ (Anthony de Mello)

Nobody expected Him just like that: a baby, a manger, a stable, young parents from a village in the hills.

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

‘You can only see properly with your heart. Eyes don’t see through to the essential’.

‘My words will remain’, said Jesus. They do. But of what use are they unless we listen to them and live by them?

‘Those we have loved and have died are never really lost; we carry them with us in our hearts’

At the very depth of ourselves, we are on the threshold to the reality of God.

We can “fully discover our true selves only in sincere self-giving” (Vatican II)

‘Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little always share’ (Oscar Wilde)

A person’s true wealth consists, not in what they keep, but in what they give away (Jewish saying).

This time of year is an appropriate time to give thanks to God for the gifts we receive.