Ever felt like the task God is calling you to is beyond you? You’re in good company. In this edition of Living Faith, Fr Richard Umbers reflects on the call of St Peter in Scripture, and how apostolic work bears fruit not by our own efforts, but by God’s grace.
Author Bp Richard Umbers
The Most Reverend Dr Richard Umbers is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Navarre and is an Auxilary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney.
In this edition of Living Faith, Fr Richard Umbers challenges us to reflect on where we fall short in our service of others, and particularly where a lack of humility can taint our efforts.
As we prepare for Pentecost, Fr Richard Umbers leads us in a reflection on the action of the Holy Spirit in the Apostles at Pentecost, in our own lives today, and in the life of the Church.
Reflecting on the example of Our Lady and the Incarnation of Christ, Fr Richard Umbers challenges us to give our ‘yes’ to service of God and neighbour and make Christ present in our world.
Reflecting on the experiences of St Matthew, St Josemaria Escriva and Pope Francis, Fr Richard Umbers reflects on Christ’s call to each of us and how we are to respond with courageous love of God and neighbour.
In this edition of Living Faith, Fr Richard looks at the obstacles and fears that prevent us from approaching Christ with openness and sincerity. He challenges us to break through these obstacles to find true joy and freedom in intimacy with Christ.
New technologies have revolutionised the way we communicate, but are they preventing us from fostering lasting friendships? Are we more prepared to beat our ‘friends’ over the head with the Catechism than we are to truly seek their good? In this edition of Living Faith, Fr Richard looks at how to be an imitator of Christ is to be a true friend to others.
In this edition of Living Faith, Fr Richard challenges us to examine where we a faltering in the effort to live holy purity. Drawing on the example of King David, he looks at how seemingly small concessions can lead to big mistakes, particularly in the digital age.