Reflection for Sunday 16 February 2020

My dear Friends: 


The readings this Sunday will certainly ground us in our response to God. I think the words of the great mystic embody every dimension of today’s gospel: let the beauty of what you love, be what you do! 


We hear a lot of “dos” and “don’ts”, references to God’s laws etc, in todays readings. Essentially, however, reflections and insights into these readings are like peeling back seemingly multiple, authoritative layers to reveal the beauty of the God who loves and invites each one of us into that loving relationship. It is like an excavation of the heart to enable us to experience and realise our full potential to be the souls and people we were created to be. 


The Jesuit, Fr. Kavanagh, says that this part of our personal journey can be a harrowing trip down into the mines of our motivation. Gibran poetically describes this as the sorrows in our lives hollowing our hearts that we can contain more love and joy...and I guess this hallowing (to make holy/whole, sacred) process of our souls’ sacred romance with God.

Love, Peace and Blessings, 

Fr. Antony 

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