Following on his reflection on powerlessness, Ashley Evans SJ goes on to consider how the second step of the journey involves the words “Came to Believe”. He describes how there are many examples of “coming to believe”. in the Bible, pointing here to four examples:
Mike Drennan SJ reflects on the prospect of some light, promise and hope as Irish directives are replaxed. He says, “The picture has changed and it needs a new frame, not be pushed back into the old one.”
Ashley Evans SJ shares a reflection on how spiritual transformation begins with a recognition of personal powerlessness both in the case of the early disciples of Jesus of Nazareth and in the case of those following a 12-step recovery program from addiction. Scripture provides a foundation for this first step.
Mike Drennan SJ shows, through consideration of the apostle, Thomas, how tombs and locked doors can be seen as a indicating dead life contained or new life emerging.
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Piaras Jackson SJ wonders what meaning the experience of the disciples in the Upper Room at Easter might have for us now.