Third Sunday of Advent Year A
What do we anticipate from God in our day to day life? How do we expect God to exercise power in our world? What results do we anticipate as a result of prayers for peace and justice, for the sick or for refugees?
The philosopher, Immanuel Kant said that all important human questions can be reduced to three: What can I know? What ought I do? and What may I hope for? The last approximates John’s question today, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?’ It was not an academic question. He needed to know, ‘Has my whole life been a waste?’Read more
Second of Advent Year A
We are being prepared to bring God into our hearts, lives, and world. Isaiah wants to inspire dreams where we envision universal peace when all creatures will have evolved beyond aggression because we enjoy and shared everything necessary for genuine thriving. Through ecological imagery, Isaiah shows us what peace in God’s reign will look like: the gentle cohabitation of predator and prey – wolves and lambs, the lion shall eat straw like an ox. This vision of peace is a vision for all Creation—human and non-human. We are a part of this vision.Read more
On Thursday 24 November, 6pm AEDT, Edmund Rice Centre hosted an webinar to hear direct from a number of Pacific Islander COP27 delegates who have returned from Egypt. The 2022 United Nations Climate Conference (COP27), held this year in Egypt, ended on 18 November and once again, Pacific Islander nations worked day and night, punching above their weight to achieve climate justice.Read more