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Friday 7 October

Our Lady of the Rosary Galatians 3:7-14, Ps.111, Luke 11:15-26 The history of covenant In Galatians, Paul is in a deeply prayerful place reflecting on God’s covenant of love with his people, from Abraham through to Christ Jesus. We see the significant figures in this story: Miriam and Moses, Ruth, David, the prophets, Anne and […]

Tuesday 9 August

Ezekiel 2:8-3:4; Ps 119; Matthew 18:1-5, 10-14 Search for the one Ezekiel received insight into the covenant relationship between God and His people, and in the image and experience of eating, sensed a total assimilation of God’s message. Let us be similarly nourished. Matthew speaks of relationship between disciples: a true humble disciple being like […]

Thursday 28 July

Jeremiah 18:1-6; Ps 146; Matthew 13:47-53 Understanding God’s will for us Both the Old and New Testaments are important to our understanding of God’s will for us. Besides being able to see the Old Testament teachings in the light of those of Christ, the fulfilment of so many of the Old Testament prophecies and covenants […]

Wednesday 22 June

2 Kings 22:8-13, 23:1-3; Ps. 119H; Matthew 7:15-20 Bearing good fruit King Josiah of Judah walks in the ways of the Lord. He does much to bring his people back to the Law of God’s covenant. God blesses Josiah for exercising this righteous kingship over the people. Jesus reminds his disciples that only good trees […]

Sunday 24 April

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 14:21-27; Ps 145; Apocalypse 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 Loving without reservation For the Jews, the commandments were the ultimate expression of God’s covenant with them. So when Jesus says to his disciples that he is giving them a new commandment, his words carry great force and significance. This commandment is to […]

Thursday 30 July

Exodus 40:16-21,34-38, Psalm 84, Matthew 13:47-53 Holy Presence The ark of the covenant was the container that held the law given to Moses on Mount Sinai. It was placed in the tabernacle, in the tent of the congregation. Does this sound familiar? When we understand that Christ Jesus is the fulfilment of God’s covenant, then […]

Saturday 11 July

St Benedict, abbot Genesis 49:29-33;50:15-26, Psalm 105, Matthew 10:24-33 Seek the Lord and his strength Psalm 105 is a song of deliverance, important to Jews. It’s about God’s covenant with his people, and the long journey through trials to the promised land. This story is important for us too, because we believe that the story […]

The Question of Divorce and Remarriage

Why Not Dispensation? Part 2  Unfortunately, for many married couples the ideal just does not happen! Breaches of the marriage covenant transpire and, just like breaches of divine covenants, are held to be sinful, demonstrating, as they do, an unwillingness of one or both parties to uphold God’s designs for creation. Often enough the breach […]

Thursday 7 August

Jeremiah 31: 31-34; Ps 51; Matthew 16: 13-23 Aiming for the heart It was time for change. The old order had gone and a new covenant was coming. In Moses’ day God’s law was written on stone, now he was aiming for the heart. “I will be their God and they will be my people”. […]

Reflections on Marist Spirituality (7)

These reflections were first published in 2012 in Tutu – Another Way, written by Adele M.E..Jones with Michael McVerry sm. They are printed with permission  Covenant Now l would like to conclude with a note on covenant by Fr Craig Larkin. ‘We Marists have entered into a covenant agreement with Mary the Mother of God. […]