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I believe …

For me, one of the most moving moments at Mass is hearing my neighbour in the pews recite the Creed. Whether or not this is someone that I know personally, it is always a very emotional moment. We are all publicly proclaiming our faith – something that we do not often do in other circumstances. […]

Saturday 27 April

Acts 4:13-21; Psalm 118; Mark 16:9-15 Living faith One of the most consistent responses that Mark wants us to notice is the initial lack of belief. Today’s gospel revises the lack of belief from those who only heard about Jesus being alive again. Maybe what is implied here is that it simply is not good […]

Monday 11 March

Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18; Psalm 19:8-10, 15; Matthew 25:31-46. Sheep and goats Does our belief in God show itself through our attitudes and our actions? The Lord tells us today that there will be a judgement which will be based on how we lived our Christian life and how we treated others. He will ask us […]

Saturday 15 December

Ecclesiasticus 48:1-4, 9-11; Psalm 79 (80):2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Matthew 17:10-13 Prepare the way As they come down the mountain after the transfiguration, the disciples, prompted by having seen Elijah, question Jesus about a popular belief. In the last days, Elijah was expected to return to prepare the way of the Messiah. Jesus agrees with this […]

Wednesday 1 August

p class=”Scripture-Text”>Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21; Psalm 59; Matthew 13:44-46 Lotto winner It’s Wednesday. Your Lotto ticket is on your lap. Imagine. You’re sitting eyes glued on the TV. You can’t believe it. Your numbers roll down one after the other. All of them – aagh. What a win! What a treasure! What a change it will […]

Tuesday 17 April

Acts 7:51-8:1; Ps 31; John 6:30-35 Jesus our helper The people were asking for a sign that would endorse their belief in Jesus. Do we pray for favours such as, health, family, employment, housing, etc? Then are we disappointed that nothing seems to happen? Is it a statement of our faith in God that we […]

Thursday 12 April

Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34; John 3:31-36 Free will We have a choice – we can follow the word of God or we can choose other options. The reward is clear: if we choose to follow God, eternal life. Other options do not offer that reward, indeed they can lead to adversity. It’s our decision whether […]

Monday 12 February

James 1:1-11; Psalm 119; Mark 8:11-13 Belief in Jesus Jesus makes it clear: whatever the sign, nothing will satisfy the demands of those whose minds are already made up. The Pharisees were out to get Jesus; any signs given by Jesus would only fuel their hatred for him. Jesus’ signs are stepping stones to belief; […]

Monday 6 March

Lev.19:1-2,11-18; Psalm 19B; Matthew 25:31-46 Believing in Jesus Jesus promised that everyone who believes in him shall have eternal life. But what does it mean to ‘believe’ in Jesus? The Last Judgement parable strongly suggests that believing is defined more by more what we do, than what we think. Belief is not only – indeed […]

Thursday 16 February

Genesis 9:1-13; Psalm 102; Mark 8:27-33 God’s way Along with their fellow Jews, Peter and the disciples believed that it was God’s plan that the Christ, the Messiah, would come among them from God to save his people. They also recognised and acknowledged that Jesus was the Christ. But that he should go up to […]