When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher disappears. Whenever we understand what we have been taught, we become teachers. This is the essence of discipleship and the great commission, two inextricably linked responsibilities that Jesus fulfilled and calls us to fulfill.
The Autumn 2021 edition of The Anchor newsletter has been published. Click here to read it. There is so much to be thankful for! We have celebrated Thanksgiving Sunday reflecting on the on-going challenges of living in these difficult times but rejoicing in our resilience! The resilience comes from the faithful presence and power ofContinue reading “The shared history of The Anglican Church of All Saints by the Lake”
Salvation is as much a private issue as it is a public/social issue. Public issues and social problems require responsible responses from Christians. Encouraging people to shout out about finding Jesus, while decrying the promotion of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine, is in my view, irresponsible evangelism. As Paul teaches in his letter to the church at Corinth, the greater good of society is more important than the individual Christian’s freedom of choice and personal preferences.
Emerging from the restrictions of the pandemic, we now find ourselves embracing diverse ways of being and doing.
Sometimes God has a special call on our lives. It means that we just have to stop following the crowd that’s following Jesus and get into our own space with Him. It may well be that the Bible study group or church service is no longer nourishing you spiritually.
As you know, through my work at the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal, I am dedicated to the on-going efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and to support persons living with the disease, their caregivers, families and health professionals. The Covid-19 crisis has brought to light the desperate need to care for ourContinue reading “Let’s Walk together for Alzheimer’s”
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. So said St. Francis of Assisi True to this guiding principle, three Franciscan Sisters endured a long trans-Atlantic voyage from Glasgow, Scotland to serve in Jamaica. This was in 1857, barely 20 years after the emancipation and abolition ofContinue reading “A Tribute to the Franciscan Sisters in Jamaica”
Photo: YWCA Montreal team at Scotiabank Charity Challenge / Défi Caritatif Montreal 2015 I used to think that 13 was an unlucky number, but I changed my mind a few years ago. A brand awareness survey found that 13% of non-client respondents were likely to do business with our company because it sponsored community eventsContinue reading “How to raise funds for charity”
Martyrs of the Twentieth Century (Memorial) – Martyrs are Christians who have been put to death because they chose to remain faithful to the gospel and counted “the truth as it is in Jesus” dearer than life itself. In the twentieth century more Christians suffered for this reason than at any other time in theContinue reading “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church”
Canada Day is a national holiday, not a feast of the Church; and yet it is right that we Christians offer prayer and thanksgiving today, because all the good things which we enjoy as Canadians have their origin as gifts of God. The resources of our land and the oceans which border it, our diversityContinue reading “Canada Day”