February 2017

No 508 - Vol 47

Cover design:  Sandor Bartus

SUBSCRIPTION

Editorial

By Paul Gateshill


Dreaming big: living the reality

Anne Flynn from the Community of the Risen Christ, reports on a conference about the family for New Movements and communities within the Church.

--CHURCH--


When we have known suffering

Chiara Lubich reflects on mercy, one of the highest expressions of love.

Source: Essential Writings - Available from New City

--MEDITATION--


James

Frank Johnson reflects on the life of James Hayes who left for heaven on 10 December 2016. He was seventy-two.

--PROFILE--


Word of Life - February 2017

A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you (Ezek. 36: 26).

As we recall the Lutheran Reformation, we can keep ourselves in tune with God together. His dream is for a world where all dwell in mutual love, a world of new hearts.

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


Letters to God

Cathy Beer chooses her ‘Treasure from the Past’ from a New City article originally published in April 1973.

--TREASURES FROM THE PAST--


Why didn’t I die at birth?

Anne Shepherd lives in the Focolare in Australia. Her hearing was severely damaged after being born premature. After a long struggle with this disability she found ways to embrace her condition.

--WORD IN ACTION--


Beyond power and will

Robbie Young reflects on a speech made by Václav Havel in 1994 and its relevance for the 21st century.

--REFLECTION--


The return of the Little Prince

Paul Gateshill reports on a sequel to the Little Prince which was performed at UNESCO in November 2016.

enlightened Watch the performance in Paris here

--ARTS--


Two candles

A short poem by David Buck

--POETRY--


The height of love

We continue with this year’s theme on Jesus crucified and forsaken. Here Chiara Lubich uses writings from the birth of the Focolare Movement to illustrate her discovery of Jesus forsaken.

--SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY--


How intolerant are you?

Mary Gateshill shares a recipe using vegetables in cakes – this time butternut squash in a delicious chocolate cake.

--THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN--


 

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