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Tag Archive for ‘acceptance’

Sunday 1 October

TWENTY SIXTH WEEK ORDINARY TIME Ezekiel 18:25-28; Psalm 25 ; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32 We are loved Everything changes for us once we truly accept that we are loved by God. This acceptance needs to happen again and again, our entire life long. Through all the seasons of maturing this acceptance happens. It is as […]

Tuesday 23 May

Acts 16:22-34; Psalm 138; John 16:5-11 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved Today's extract from Acts makes sober reading for those of us who have recently been affected by earth movements. We know the shock and apprehension that accompanies the sudden and violent upheavals of our earth. Can we remain steadfast […]

Saturday 8 April

Ezekiel 37:21-18; Response: Jeremiah 31:10-13; John 11:45-56 I will be their God The promise expressed in today’s first reading is fulfilled in Christ. In Christ, God has made an eternal covenant with us. Jesus died so that once more we might be one with God. God’s acceptance of his sacrifice was confirmed in his resurrection. […]

Thursday 22 December

1 Samuel 1:24-28; Responsorial – 1 Samuel 2:1, 4-8; Luke 1:46-56 Praise God Today’s Gospel is the Magnificat, Mary’s song of praise. With her we pray: ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit exults in God, my saviour, who has looked with favour on this lowly servant.’ Mary is humble in her […]

Sunday 27th December

Feast of the Holy Family: Sirach [Eccles] 3:2-6,12-14 honouring father and mother is what we are created to do even with all their faults. Just as God loved me with all my faults. Col 3:12-21 unconditional love of parents, family, friends and colleagues makes sense because God loves me unconditionally. Lk 2:41-52 key to understanding […]

Sunday 24 August

Twenty SUNDAY Week in Ordinary Time Isaiah 22: 19-23; Ps 138; Romans 11: 33-36; Matthew 16: 13-20 The gift of praise How can we fathom the depths of God, his wisdom and his knowledge? How can we ever know his mind? Paul’s attempt to get to the heart of God ended in acceptance and worship. […]

Tuesday 20 May

Acts 14:19-28, Ps 145, John 14:27-31 The gift Ghandi said “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” Deep inside ourselves we can find that place of peace where we are our true selves loved by God with an acceptance that can rarely […]

Thursday 30 January

I live as I am meant to Even though God is flexible and free David ploughs on building a Temple to contain him [2 Sam 7:18-19,24-29]. Despite David’s obsession with power God promises him an heir [Psalm 131]. From the Son of God himself we learn that acceptance of the measure God has given in […]

Monday 27 January

When all is not well For King David all is going well. Everyone is behind him and he makes Jerusalem his capital city so the tribes stay united [2 Sam 5:1-7;10]. With God behind him no one is against him [Psalm 88]. Later things turn bad. Similarly, at first things went well for Jesus in […]

Friday 16 August

Joshua 24:1-13, Ps.136, Matthew 19:3-12 Love takes grace, trust and gentle acceptance of self We can be afraid of the vulnerability and pain of love. To love is to risk hurt, rejection, loss and grief. The daily challenge needs grace, trust and gentle acceptance of self. When we’re wounded, we face a choice. We can […]