PAGE 3 – EDITORIAL
PAGE 4 – SPIRITUALITY
Protecting our inner space
Birgit Oberhofer shares her own personal experience on how to balance a rich interior life with the collective spirituality of the Focolare.
PAGE 6 – MEDITATION
Christmas under martial law
The thirteenth of December 1981 was a dark day in the history of Poland, General Jaruzelski imposed martial law on the country, thereby beginning the ‘long Polish winter’ of 1981-2. By Miguel Novak.
PAGE 8 – ECUMENISM
My ecumenical journey – Pastor John Lacy
Joan Patricia Back catches up with Pastor John Lacy who is an ordained pastor within ‘Living Waters’, an Elim Pentecostal Church, in Chorley near Manchester.
PAGE 10 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
A score written in heaven
In this history of the Focolare Movement, Rita Moussallem describes how Chiara Lubich understood that the charism of unity was not just for Christians but for those of all faiths.
PAGE 12 – SPIRITUALITY OF UNITY
Word of Life – December 2022
Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock (Is. 26: 4)
Let us fall in love with the Gospel to the point of allowing ourselves to be transformed by it and thus enable it to overflow onto others… It will no longer be we who live: Christ will be formed in us.
PAGE 14 – REFLECTION
A philosophy for life
Robbie Young offers some thoughts about the meaning of life… and death.
PAGE 16 – DISCOVERIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Becoming who we are
Elisabeth Öhlböck concludes her seven-part series on self-regulating our feelings and emotions.
PAGE 18 – ARTS
Jan Morovic shares some of his artwork on the nativity.
PAGE 20 – VIEW FROM A ZOOM
What’s a Webinar?
Lesley Ellison gets to grip with the wonders of the webinar…
PAGE 22 – THOUGHTS FROM THE KITCHEN
Coconut kisses and jammy dodgers
Uli Yeomans shares a simple recipe for the Christmas festivities.
PAGE 23 – POETRY AND SUDOKU
By Susan Gately