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Thursday 18 July

Exodus 3:13-20; Psalm 105; Matthew 11:28-30 Showing God’s face Jesus gives the gift of joy and rest especially to those most broken by life and illness. Just as Jesus promises refreshment to the most weary of souls so we can share in his ministry of healing in many simple ways – to make a pot […]

Francis Speaks

On where the Pope’s energy comes from It’s a gift of the Lord. When I am visiting a country I forget everything, but not because I want to forget; it comes spontaneously to me to forget, and I’m fully there. This gives me perseverance. I don’t get tired on the trips — I get tired […]

Tuesday 28 May

Acts 16:22-34; Psalm 138; John 16:5-11 Darkness into light When everything seems darkest, God shows his hand. Paul and Silas had been stripped, flogged, shackled, imprisoned. They prayed and sang hymns. They were alone. No earthly help was forthcoming. A massive earthquake wrecked the prison. The warder was converted, and his family. He took them […]

Sunday 26 May

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67; Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14: 23-29 Freedom God has given us free will. If you love someone deeply, then you will free them from your restrictions. For parents, a deep love of our children allows us, when they mature, to give them the freedom to make […]

Friday 24 May

Mary, Help of Christians Acts 15:22-31; Psalm 57; John 15:12-17 Ave Maria “You are my friends, not servants”. There is great joy and love in friendship. Today we call on Mary, help of Christians. She has a a place in our hearts. We too, are in her heart. We are her Son's great friends. She […]

Reality Check

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. Mark Twain, American author, 1835-1910 The mind sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. Robertson Davie, Canadian author, 1913-1995 The month of October, 2018, has had its personal challenges as a series of incidents occurred which made me question reality. My right knee, which had been […]

Saturday 2 March

Ecclesiasticus 17:1-15; Psalm 103; Mark 10:13-16 Like little children We can often yearn for simpler and more carefree days when things weren’t so difficult or complicated. Little children remind us of this in the way they play and seem to have no worries. Jesus today wants all of those who seek the Kingdom of God […]

The Winter of God, by James K Baxter,

The winter of middle age is sent to us so that we should learn to throw our natural youth as a willing sacrifice on the bonfire and grow young again in God. It is only those who cling desperately to the natural level – to a sexuality that may be inopportune, to material possessions, to […]

Friday 8 February

Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 27; Mark 6:14-29 World Day Of Prayer Against Trafficking Imitate their faith It’s true that there are many nasty pieces of work in the world, like Herod and his more than somewhat dysfunctional family. There are also many more good people doing good things – loving one another, welcoming strangers, giving their […]

Monday 17 December

Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalm 71 (72):1-4, 7-8, 17; Matthew 1:1-17 A surprising genealogy A threefold story foreshadows the gospel story. Among the patriarchs (Abraham-David) are cheats and liars (Jacob and Judah). Jesus calls sinners rather than the just. Triumphs and losses of the Kings (David-Babylonian exile) prepare for the ‘upside down’ reign of God. Children […]