12Jan Personal reflection at the beginning of the New Year

Updated with a link to an interview of Tony Flannery by Monica Morley on Mid West Radio's Faith Alive programme.

Tony Flannery posted a very interesting start of the year reflection on his personal blog.
It is nothing less than scandalous that Tony still is "withdrawn" from ministry and that this situation is allowed to continue by those in authority.
"I am inclined to believe that if there is to be any change in my situation it will happen this year. If not, then I will have to accept that things will remain as they are for whatever amount of life I have left. I can cope, I think, with not ministering as a priest any more. At my age I wouldn’t be doing much anyway. But living within an institution that acts in such a cavalier and unjust fashion, and is quite happy to sit with that injustice and do nothing about it, will be the difficult part."

12Jan Presider’s Page for 12 January (Baptism of the Lord)

This feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the last day of Christmas. At his baptism Jesus sees how much he is loved by God and is given the power to go out and spread the news. We share that power through our baptism.

12Jan 12 January, 2020. The Baptism of the Lord

Peter summarised the pattern of Christ's life as, "He went about doing good and healing ...for God was with him."




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