CSAN, or Caritas Social Action Network, in which we are taking part, has launched the Lent Campaign: Changes Lives! Here are some of our JRS volunteers voices on how JRS helps change lives of those marginalised.
On 9 March 2015 an ecumenical vespers was held at St Aloysius church in Glasgow, on the eve of the 400th anniversary of them martyrdom of St John Ogilvie SJ. Fr Dermot Preston gave the homily, in which he read this letter.
When we're not honest in a relationship, usually the relationship begins to grow cold, distant, or formal. If we're avoiding something unpleasant, the relationship devolves into one defined by nothing more than social niceties. Eventually the relationship stagnates or dies. It's the same with prayer. Be honest with God about everything.
God's will is not some abstract idea to be figured out or puzzled over. The simple truth is that God’s will is what God actually wills to send us each day, in the way of circumstances, places, people and problems God sets before us at that time. We have to learn to recognise his will in the reality of the situation.