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Compensation

(March 2018) We live in a meritocracy, a society in which people are measured by their accomplishments. Those who make an effort, show commitment, and do their work are acknowledged and compensated correspondingly for their achievements—not only materially, but... more ...

The experience of love

(February 2018) Young people who have never experienced any love in their lives—who were not loved as children, who had to grow up without the experience of a mother’s love, without a loving, sheltered parental home, who were only treated with coldness and... more ...

God is faithful!

(January 2018) A new year always begins with expectations: how will the year turn out? What will it bring? At such times people even venture to cast a speculative glance into the future and make certain predictions, albeit cautiously. Even with regard to the... more ...

Christmas – A celebration of the omnipotence of God

(December 2017) Christmas is a celebration of love, a celebration of joy, a celebration of peace, and a celebration of contemplation. For many who are not well acquainted with the Christian origins and content of the Christmas celebration, Christmas is primarily a... more ...

Proclaiming His glory

(November 2017) This year’s motto “Glory be to God, our Father” will accompany us throughout the year. In fact, it will guide us throughout our lives. It is both a mission and a need of the Christian to recognise the greatness of divine creation, to thank God, and... more ...

Let us not be short-sighted!

(October 2017) Decision-makers in the areas of politics and economics are often reproached for only planning until the next election or shareholders’ meeting. Long-term and strategic thinking beyond the day is said to be in rather short supply. Whether this... more ...

Without words

(September 2017) What a shame—yet another minister is retiring. And this one really had something to say! No one would ever sleep when he was preaching—not even on a hot and sticky Wednesday evening after a long and stressful day at work. His words really carried... more ...

Acknowledging our weaknesses

(August 2017) Anyone who ever aspires to be anything, or hopes to be successful in life, must never show any signs of weakness. This is already apparent in the schoolyard. Be strong! And if you are not strong, then at least act as though you were! Some have so... more ...

A little sin

(July 2017) Anyone who tries to eat somewhat healthily will do their best to keep to certain rules. Once you put your mind to it, it actually works quite well. Every now and again, however, it happens that we “slip up”—a glass of wine too many, snacking on a... more ...

Isolation

(June 2017) Differences among human beings can be very enriching and fruitful. The diversity arising from the various characters, gifts and talents, and life experiences can bring delight and help us expand our horizons.  However, otherness can also be... more ...

Surprises

(May 2017) Sometimes it happens that we hear a passage from Scripture—one we know by heart by now since we have already heard it for the fiftieth time—and suddenly God puts something special into this text which we have known since childhood. Suddenly the... more ...

Recognising God and His creation

(April 2017) The motto for the year—“Glory be to God, our Father”—incorporates three tasks that we have resolved to perform in 2017. It begins with recognising God’s glory and activity. Recognising the glory of God in all its magnitude is a very demanding task.... more ...
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The right questions

(April 2018) God has created mankind with a free will. He does not prescribe to us what we must do. He always... more ...