Letter from Father Richard

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

METANOIA is the Greek word for conversion, or change of heart. It is usually used of that conversion or change of heart necessary to want to be affected by the good news of the gospel.

Not everybody sees the need for change in themselves, but most of us see the need for change in others. That’s the trouble with the gospel. Jesus expects us to change. He does expect us to change others. We can change the world for the better if we at least are converted and live.

Where like-minded people want to live the gospel values together (freely), how powerful the Holy Spirit can be at work helping us to serve one another and build up community. The Jews in the gospel of the blind man were not interested in seeking the truth but rather with proving themselves right; hence the term “self-righteous”.

Those who would continue on the path of conversion must seek the truth – not to prove themselves right.


Have a good week.

Fr. Richard

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