In this opening talk for iWitness 2012 Peter Holmes explores spiritual pride and despair as two major obstacles to living a life of grace. How do we recognise when we are falling into these temptations? How can we avoid these pitfalls and open ourselves to God’s grace in the Sacraments more fully? Peter Holmes provides inspiring insights into these questions and more.
Peter Holmes is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He was trained and served as a Lutheran Minister before working in counselling, consulting and teaching roles within the Catholic Archdioceses of Melbourne and Sydney. Most recently he spent 6 years as the Manager of Studies for Catholic Adult Education Sydney.
iWitness was held at Stanwell Tops, NSW in December 2012. This year the 4 day conference explored the topic of the Seven Sacraments and was attended by 300 youth.