Category Archives: Desert Reflections

Desert Reflections: The power of family

Fr Greg is struck by God’s choice of Mary and Joseph to form Jesus’ family – just ordinary, humble people. What makes a family, he concludes, is not biology: what makes a family is respect, understanding, safety and care – … Continue reading

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Desert Reflections: The Joy of the Gospel

Fr Greg believes that the reason Andrew and Peter (and many others) left everything and followed Jesus may be simpler than some scripture scholars suppose: Following Jesus brought happiness into their lives – as it can in ours. Today’s Readings … Continue reading

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Desert Reflections: God’s Holy Mountain

Fr Peter asks who would not like to live on the Mountain of the Lord described in today’s reading from Isaiah – God’s Holy Mountain where all are cared for; the place where all God’s creatures live in harmony? To … Continue reading

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Desert Reflections: The Song of Moses

Fr Peter begins his reflection with the Song of Moses and the Lamb from today’s first reading. If we sing the song of Jesus, the Lamb, at the still center of our hearts, then none of the events Jesus describes … Continue reading

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Desert Reflections: Our God is an Awesome God

Fr Peter reflects on the awesomeness of God revealed in today’s first reading. When we act from the revolutionary idea that it is God who is at our center and that it is we who revolve around him – rather … Continue reading

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Desert Reflection: Island of Misfit Toys

Father Greg explains that if we follow Jesus like the early Christians did, we will NOT fit in. Today’s Readings, “The love of every one of you for one another grows ever greater.” Letter of Paul to the Thessalonians, 1:1-5, … Continue reading

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Desert Reflection: Highway to Heaven

Father Paul explains the key elements in a spiritual journey: I choose Jesus I choose to Love I choose to Serve Today’s Readings, “I come to gather nations of every language.” The Book of Isaiah, 66:18-21 “What son is there … Continue reading

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Desert Reflection: Made for Revelation

Father Greg explains, “We are made to hear the voice of God speaking to our hearts.” Today’s Readings, “I will write my law upon their hearts.” The Book of Jeremiah, 31:31-34 “I will give you the keys to the kingdom … Continue reading

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Desert Reflection: Being a Better Version of Yourself

Father Greg explains, “It is easy to forget who you really are.  ‘Spark that best self of you’ and bring it back into your life.” Today’s Readings, “Sow for yourselves justice, reap the fruit of piety.” The Book of Hosea, … Continue reading

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Apology

Father Charlie suggests we follow Pope Francis’ lead and apologize to those who we’ve marginalized by our words and actions. Today’s Reading, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice. The Gospel of Matthew, 9:9-13

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