Weekly Reflection

Week of 21 January 2019

There are Christians whose lives seem

like Lent without Easter

~ Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 6 ~



Hard times may come, when the cross casts its shadow, yet nothing can destroy the supernatural joy that “adapts and changes, but always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved”. That joy brings deep security, serene hope and a spiritual fulfilment that the world cannot understand or appreciate.

Pope Francis

Gaudete et Exsultate, 125


I have forgotten what happiness is…

Help me to remember

your love for me

each morning.

For you are faithful…

Help me to wait

quietly for you Lord.


Reflection prepared by Paulina French