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Words of Light and Hope from Sue Page, LLM

Words of Light and Hope from  Sue Page, LLM

Sunday 19th February, Sunday next before Lent

Preparing for Lent


The Violence of Love

We have never preached violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross, the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, the violence of hatred. It is the violence of love, of brotherhood, the violence that wills to beat weapons into sickles for work.  Oscar Romero



Jesus, You are always there waiting for me.

Sometimes I get bogged down

with the concerns of this life.

Grant that I may be still more often.

To know Your peace, Your calm.

When I come into your presence, O Lord,

I know I am in the presence of my Creator.

You created me out of Love.

You even know the number of hairs on my head.

Your presence, O Lord, is the greatest of all.

I wait in Your Presence and Your Love!


We all need to take time out from our daily chores. Where does Jesus send us? There are no borders, no limits: He sends us to everyone. The gospel is for everyone, not just for some. It is not only for those who seem closer to us, more receptive, more welcoming. It is for everyone. Do not be afraid to go and to bring Christ into every area of life, to the fringes of society, even to those who seem farthest away, most indifferent. The Lord seeks all – he wants everyone to feel the warmth of his mercy and his love.  Pope Francis


Be the blessing

May you be the blessing

may you be the justice in the harvest,

the sharing in the community,

the hope in the neighbourhood.

May your gift of self

be a blessing to many.

May you be the change the world needs: the light in the shadows,

the truth in the darkness,

the healing in the hurt.

May your gift of self

be a blessing to the world.

For you need to be no other than


It is enough.  Roddy Hamilton