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Thursday 31 October

Romans 8:31-39; Psalm 109; Luke 13:31-35 With God on our side … In today’s first reading, St Paul declares his profound and unshakeable faith in Christ Jesus, his Lord and Saviour: ”He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us. […]

Good Old St Ignatius

A favourite millennium joke concerns a tableau staged in Heaven to celebrate 2000 years since the birth of Christ Jesus. As I remember it, it goes like this: It was a great celebration. The angels were in fine voice, and Jesus consented to be a baby again. He lay in Mary’s arms while Joseph sat […]

Thursday 3 November

Philippians 3:3-8; Ps 105; Luke 15:1-10 Repentant sinners Jesus made no bones about the importance of repenting – that’s you and me, unless we are without a sin to repent of. That is impossible, because we are only human. Paul was only human, too. He was once a Pharisee like those who challenged Jesus in […]

Sunday 30 October

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 11:22-12:2, Ps.145, 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2, Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus and Jesus We pause with the beautiful words from Wisdom: ‘You spare all things because all things are yours, Lord, lover of life, you whose imperishable spirit is in us all.’ Then we move on to Luke and become like Zacchaeus, […]

Friday 21 October

Ephesians 4:1-6, Ps.24, Luke 12:54-59 The everywhere of Jesus Paul was a prisoner when he made the statement, “I, prisoner in the Lord… ” But the word ‘in’ suggests he was saying he had his being in Christ Jesus. Was he exaggerating? I think not. In the introduction to the John gospel, we see Jesus […]

Wednesday 29 July

St Martha Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, Matthew 13:44-46 The treasure in the field We can look at this parable in a new way. We are fields, ordinary fields with a few stones and weeds, some fertile areas, subject to seasonal change. That is the nature of a field. But we all have a sacred treasure […]

Wednesday 31 August

Colossians 1:1-8, Ps. 52, Luke 4:38-44 Companions in Christ We are all brothers and sisters who have heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are family. Paul reminds us to remember one another in our prayers and to give thanks for one another. While writing these daily reflections I have held you, my reader, […]

Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude

Over the past year our country has seen a number of changes. Some of the biggest changes have come through disasters such as the Christchurch Earthquakes and the Pike River Mine disaster. However there have been a number of other changes in people’s lives as they cope with such things as the on-going recession. For […]