A WORLD IN NEED OF WISDOM

I have been listening in to some of the proceedings of the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. The conference brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, celebrities and journalists for up to four days to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world. Over the years it has […]

THE “WISE MEN” and HEROD’S MEN

How wonderful and intriguing is the Christmas story! And not least is that dramatic part of it which tells of the visit of the wise men (or Magi). This visit of the “wise men” is in actual fact probably a little post-Christmas; Matthew’s Gospel alone records the incident and there is no mention of a […]

“EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US”

  “EMMANUEL – GOD WITH US” “The Word became flesh” “He was incarnate of the Virgin Mary” For me one of the most exciting things about the Christmas story is the sheer exuberance and blatant joy with which it revels in the “other worldly” and the supernatural. We have angels manifesting themselves and speaking out […]

PEACE ON EARTH

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth Peace among men of goodwill” Lk 2:14   “Yet midst the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long; Beneath the angel strain has rolled two thousand […]

A PROPHET TO THE NATIONS

“Before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jer. 1:5 God is interested and concerned for the small things (he made the atoms) and for the big things (he made the universe). He is concerned for everything he has made simply because he is the Creator and […]