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Tag Archive for ‘collection’

Saturday 21 September

SAINT MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST (F) Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13; Psalm 19:1-4; Matthew 9:9-13 Jesus chooses the outsider As we read the Gospels we cannot help but notice that tax collectors were among the most hated people, not only by the Jewish authorities but also by the ordinary people. Their work was the collection of taxes […]

Monday 27 November

34th Week in Ordinary Time Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Canticle Daniel 3:1-4; Luke 21:1-4 Every little bit helps The widow quietly put her donation in the box, no fuss. Jesus praises her, not so much for the amount, but for her generosity – she had very little! It’s unlikely we’ll have millions to give away, but […]

Monday 21 November

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Apocalypse 14:1-5; Ps 24; Matthew 21:1-4 Giving all Jesus is saying that there are two things that determine the value of a gift: the spirit in which it is given, and the sacrifice it involves. What happens to us when the collection basket comes around? Do we look in […]

Theology Books

“There is a time for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: a time for giving birth, a time for dying, a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted. a time for keeping, a time for letting go. There is a season for everything.”              […]

Friday 12 December

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE Isaiah 48:17-19, Psalm 1, Matt. 11:16-19 The commandments. Some have never heard of them. Can we recite them? Do we live by them? There are those who consider them a weird collection of ancient laws, designed to take all fun out of life. They sneer at believers. Yet as we view […]

The Divine Indwelling

Where is God? Since God is everywhere we can find him in all things by stirring up our faith. Although he is everywhere there is a special place of presence that I wish to discuss in this article, namely, his presence in our own hearts. St. Teresa urgently asks the question, where must we seek […]