Attaining Wisdom

In the reading this Sunday St James makes the connection between wisdom and conduct. The wise person is the one who understands that if they want inner peace and happiness then we have to realize that it is in our hands and take responsibility for it. Wisdom is not what we know but rather how we live. It’s up to us to desire for more peace, and love, enjoy and protect the peace already within us […]

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Are You With Me?

Jesus tells the disciples that he is going to be a very different kind of Messiah. His life was going to be one of self-sacrifice and loving service. The love he was going to give to others would be unconditional. Peter did not want to know about it. He had not signed up for this!! […]

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Listening

Next Friday’s discussion at St. Mary’s East Malvern on the Plenary Council will address the topic “What do you think God is asking of us in Australia at this time?”. All parishioners are invited to come along […]

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A Good Heart

In this week’s Gospel, we hear Jesus challenging the scribes and the Pharisees. They seemed to be trying to adhere to what God wanted. However in the process they were living a faith that had gone cold. They were living a joyless and sterile existence and looked down on anyone else who were not following all the rules of the Torah like they were
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The Words We Use

Words are such powerful things. They have the capacity to create much happiness or deep pain depending on the words we say and how we choose to express them. Good and kind words, when spoken at the right time, can heal a wounded heart. Words can be destructive too. They can destroy a character or reputation and can harm the peace of a family […]

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What is my life’s focus?

This week’s readings ask us to critically reflect on the question what is the clutter that prevents me from wholeheartedly following what God is asking me to do? […]

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