How do we live life to the full? Or as Socrates or Aristotle state from a philosopher’s lens, reach eudaimonia? The ancient philosophers agreed that happiness may bring about eudaimonia if life is led with the inclusion of the virtues. This sort of happiness is not intermediate but one that strives for flourishment, and ultimately assists life to be lived to the full.
2020 has been a year of learning, COVID-19 has taught us many lessons about the importance of relationships, the dignity of the human person and how we can work together to build the kingdom of God. The teachings in Matthew’s Gospel have equipped us on our 2020 journey.
When the members of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference wrote the Social Justice Statement 2019 – 2020, Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world, they could have not predicted how relevant such a statement would be in light of 2020.
For the last two years in July I have been blessed to travel to the Solomon Islands. This July I felt a great longing to be back with the Dominican Sisters and the community from the little island of Wagina, which I have come to know and love.