Members of the GELMac organized an annual food drive, collecting food donations at four different local supermarkets last Saturday. The donations were offered to Caritas and helped relieve Macau’s most vulnerable and needy.
Advent: A ray of light in COVID era
Our faith shows us the pathway to hope. It teaches us patience and perseverance in trials and temptations to despair. It is the one thing that pulled many people through the most recent pandemic and, perhaps, renewed their relationship with God, making it even stronger.
Being a Christian in a secularized society
Christmas lights and markets: what a contrast to a liturgical Advent! What we say in catechesis loses all meaning in the streets decorated for ‘feasts’. Should we resign ourselves or rejoice, adapt or resist?
Purification by the Fire of God
Lord, I do long to have my soul purified by You. I do desire holiness of life. Help me to begin this process here and now so that I can begin to experience the joy and freedom You have in store for me. Jesus, I trust in You.
Advent in the pandemic: an invitation to wait, hope and work
Advent means “coming.” Our Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that there are three comings of Christ.
Detecting Christ’s coming
For us postmodern people who are living in a permanent state of distraction, constantly multitasking and browsing our devices with scattered minds, the faculty of attention is rapidly deteriorating. Someone wrote that “attention is really another word for love,” because only when we pay attention do we take the attention off ourselves and we become less self-centered, less self-fixated. Any true encounter – and any genuine act of love – needs this movement from the self to the other. It’s the only worthy way to live, to work, to build relationships.
Living in Christ, for Christ and with Christ
“The Lord is present in the passage of our lives, he accompanies us and will one day also dry our tears. One day, not far off, everything will find its fulfilment in the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom of justice and peace.”