L-Epifanija

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Tfittex biex tkompli tfittex – Mt 2:1-12 “Ħieni min żaqqu mimlija”? Jew “Ħieni min hu bil-ġuħ…”? “Ħenjin is-sinjuri” jew “il-foqra” u “dawk li bħalissa jibku”? Mal-ewwel daqqa t’għajn naħsbu li r-risposta hija faċli: jekk ikollok il-but mimli, ikollok aktar rasek mistrieħa u aktar ferħ. Jekk taf kollox, għandek aktar kontroll u tkun aħjar. Biss il-festa taż-żjara tal-Maġi iġġiegħlna nsaqsu jekk ir-risposta hijiex daqshekk sempliċi....

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Forming Priests in a Post-Trump Era – Part 2

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(You can read Part 1 of this article here) Beyond the establishment and anti-establishment Analysis of recent political trends reveals that there is a dissatisfaction with the “establishment” that is entrenched in its self-serving policies and not listening to the aspirations of the people. In this context, to portray oneself as “anti-establisment” can also become trendy. Yet, does this condone and justify a divisive, demeaning language that...

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Forming priests for the post-Trump era – Part 1

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According to the Washington Post, Clinton and Trump raised slightly more than 2 billion dollars for their campaign for Presidency. The Seminary in Malta – crowdfunded from parishes – gets an average of €120,000 for the entire year. So it might sound stupid to explore how to prepare young people as priests for the post-Trump era. The impression one gets is that it is more catering for a niche market for the few people who still have Sunday mass...

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Love and a dignified life for those suffering from mental conditions

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Getting started: I choose a quiet environment and take a comfortable position in order to prepare myself for prayer. I become aware of my body: am I feeling restless, anxious, worried? If so, I try to calm myself down. I breathe deeply while becoming aware of God’s loving gaze upon me and on those around me. Short story: John is a 60 year old gentleman who suffers from depression. He usually feels down and is very negative about his life...

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Hsieb Ghal Quddiem Gesu Sagrament

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Mulej, inti lil kull wieħed u waħda minna qed issejħilna għal xi ħaga. Qed issejħilna biex fil-hajja tagħna nagħmlu xi ħaga sabiħa ħafna. Imma biex inkunu nafu xi trid minna, Mulej urina kemm hu importanti li nkunu kapaci nisimgħu l-leħen tiegħek. Samwel kien qiegħed rieqed fit-tempju, vicin tiegħek. Aħna għandna x-xorti li nistgħu niġu quddiemek, Ġesu` Ewkaristija, kull meta trid. Għinna nindunaw kemm hu importanti li ngħixu fil-preżenza...

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