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10 Minute Daily Retreat: September - Gift of Courage

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He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:40



Reflection by Willam Barclay

'God gives us peace when life's problems involve us in a tempest of doubt and tension and uncertainty. There come times when we do not know what to do; when we stand at some cross-roads in life and do not know which way to take. 
If then we turn to Jesus and say to him, "Lord, what will you have me do?" the way will be clear. The real tragedy is not that we do not know what to do; but that often we do not humbly submit to Jesus' guidance. To ask his will and to submit to it is the way to peace at such a time.
God gives us peace in the storms of anxiety. The chief enemy of peace is worry, worry for ourselves, worry about the unknown future, worry about those we love. 
But Jesus speaks to us of a Father whose hand will never cause his child a needless tear and of a love beyond which neither we nor those we love can ever drift. In the storm of life He brings us the peac…

10 Minute Daily Retreat: September - Gift of Courage

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'...we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of great opposition.'1 Thessalonians 2:2













At the vigil mass during the recent world youth day in Poland, Pope Francis called on young people today to be ‘courageous and free’ and to ‘leave a mark’ on our world. It takes courage to leave a mark!
What does courage look like for a Christian in today's society? It means standing for truth in a society where truth is reinterpreted according to one’s view; Read on: http://susannetimpani.blogspot.com.au/

10 Minute Daily Retreat: August - Gift of Courage

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For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1: 7
Reflection by Malcolm Davies:
When I was younger I worked in a team in the public service who were all young men and we decided to have a team lunch.
Some of the men wanted to go to a “topless” lunch place. I said I would not be going as it was disrespectful to women. One of them replied that women were part of creation and therefore what was I worried about. There was a lot of tension between some of the men and myself.
I agreed that women were part of creation and therefore should be honoured and respected and that for that reason I would not be going with them...read on:
http://susannetimpani.blogspot.com.au/