When reflecting on the Nativity scene, the writer comes to appreciate Advent and Christmas with a sense of spirituality.
Meditating on the role of the Magi, we learn not just generosity, but also charity. While Mary and Joseph reminds us of obedience, sacrifice and ultimately, love.
Dear Welcomers, As you prepare for your new run, what do you feel? Is it excitement that keeps you anticipating the first session, or are you gripped in the fear that you’re simply not prepared for the coming 10 weeks? Are you anxious about meeting new participants? Or maybe you are ready for the raceContinue reading “A Letter to You, Our Welcomers.”
I’ve been trying to discern my Christian identity and identify a role for myself within my community since my return to the faith. I look up to a number of Saints – whose lives I find an accord with – to guide my daily life and I ask for their help to pray for me.Continue reading “Going Places: How To Be a “Traveller for God”.”
Like a lot of others, I’ve felt a stirring to contribute in some way or other to Church and specifically, through the ministry I’m serving at now, especially since I completed a run through Landings just last year. It’s actually pretty easy to be invested to help in all areas of Landings – there areContinue reading “A few talents, some outreach, and a big share of Grace.”
A recent misunderstanding with good friends led to some pain being felt. We all know the feeling. One moment, we’re carrying on the same way everyday; the next, some random occurrence makes us think about whether we’ve been doing something wrong the whole time. It was instinctive for me to both retreat and adopt aContinue reading “The Other Word for ‘Coincidence’ that We Often Neglect”
Every Landings run concludes with a retreat that ends with Mass. That Mass which we celebrate always turns out to be a powerful experience. Why? After all, it’s a normal Sunday Mass celebrated like anywhere else in our universal Church. The difference is the special congregation that makes this Mass a spiritual meeting point forContinue reading “Spiritual Affirmations – When God Speaks Through Us”
Reality shows are largely farces and engineered but there is one particular programme that had me spellbound. ALONE is an American reality show on History channel and the premise is fairly self-explanatory. A raw and grittier version of Survivor, but with a humongous twist – the competitor is left entirely to his/her own devices alone.Continue reading “Who Wants To Be Alone?”
Since Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament, then being in the Adoration room is probably the closest thing to be with Jesus – physically. It was this premise that took me around Adoration rooms across the island, seeking ideal places to encounter Him. Deep inside, I think I suspected it was not all about Jesus;Continue reading “5 Insights From Conversations with God in the Adoration Room”
Checking in is my favourite part of a Landings session. We always start our group sessions with a check in – it really is the only right way to begin these sessions as it helps everybody to set the right disposition to be present for each other. I love checking in, but it was notContinue reading “Checking In: A Time to Give or Take?”