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Wednesday 12 August(0)

August 12, 2020

Ezekiel 9:1-7,10:18-22; Psalm 113; Matthew 18:15-20


Disciples are not perfect. Conflict is inevitable. How the local church deals with conflict is crucial. Jesus sets out a process of communal reproof and restoration. Step One is initiated privately by the wronged person.… More

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Tuesday 11 August

St Clare (M)

Ezekiel 2:8-3:4; Psalm 119;:9-16;
Matthew 18:1-5,10-14

Embody God’s love

In Matthew 18, Jesus talks about the church as an alternative community. They are to sustain each other and to “change and become like children”. This image is a paradox of greatness in the demanding against-the-grain alternative life of the cross.… More

Monday 10 August

St Lawrence (F)

2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Psalm 111; John: 12:24-26

Bear much fruit

Imagine a grain of wheat falling into the darkness of earth. This is simultaneously a sowing and a falling and a dying. In the womb of earth, new life emerges.… More

Sunday 9 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33

Walking on the sea

Biblical traditions record that “walking on the sea” is something God does – God prevails over creation. By “walking on the sea”, Jesus does what God does.… More

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