"True wisdom, as the fruit of self-examination, dialogue and generous encounter between persons, is not acquired by a mere accumulation of data which eventually leads to overload and confusion, a sort of mental pollution. Real relationships with others, with all the challenges they entail, now tend to be replaced by a type of internet communication which enables us to choose or eliminate relationships at whim, thus giving rise to a new type of contrived emotion which has more to do with devices and displays than with other people and with nature. Today’s media do enable us to communicate and to share our knowledge and affections. Yet at times they also shield us from direct contact with the pain, the fears and the joys of others and the complexity of their personal experiences. For this reason, we should be concerned that, alongside the exciting possibilities offered by these media, a
deep and melancholic dissatisfaction with interpersonal relations, or a harmful sense of isolation, can also arise." (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, #47.)

 

 

Original Beauty: The Gospel of John

JMarieWEB201401Over three evenings, Marie Biddle RSJ MA MTh, will use the teachings of Jean Vanier to guide participants in a reflection on John's Gospel at Holy Family Parish, Mennai, NSW.

Evening 1: Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm - "Being drawn into the mystery of love and joy - to lead us in love" (John 1:1-18)

Evening 2: Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm - "What are you looking for? - preparing to meet Jesus" (John 1:35-51)

Evening 2: Tuesday 25 November, 7.30pm - "From water to wine - being transformed by love - a wedding feast" (John 2:1-12)

Where? Parish Meeting Room, Holy Family Parish, Anzac Road, Mennai.

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