Category: Your Faith

Prayer is a tonic for the soul

The Wisdom of Pope Francis The Gospel of Luke presents us with a troubling question posed by Jesus: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (Luke 18:8); as if to say: “when I come again at the end of time” — but we could also think, even now, at this…

What is the Second Coming?

Advent is characterised by hope, waiting and anticipation. Broken into two halves, the first half of Advent looks forward to the Second Coming of Christ, while the latter half anticipates his coming in the form of an infant 2000 years ago to Bethlehem, which culminates of course in our celebration of that event: Christmas. As…

Prepare a way for the Lord

The Sunday Gospel Two great prophets, Isaiah and John the Baptist, stride into our liturgical readings for the Second Sunday of Advent. We usually think of prophets as people who foretell the future but that is only partially true. The real meaning of prophecy is the unveiling and proclamation of God’s presence in dark and…