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Tag Archive for ‘creation’

Saturday 15 June

2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Psalm 103; Matthew 5:33-37 To be the goodness of God What we are to believe is that Jesus died so that we may be reconciled with God. Paul tells us it is all God’s work. There is a new creation, a new way of living in the world. Through Christ and his […]

Saturday 23 February

ST POLYCARP, BISHOP AND MARTYR Hebrews 11:1-7; Psalm 145; Mark 9:2-13 Unseen realities It is faith that gives meaning to our lives and that assures us of the ‘blessings we hope for’. The ultimate blessing, foreshadowed on the mount of the transfiguration, is the new creation in Christ Jesus, our bodies and lives transformed in […]

Tuesday 19 February

Genesis 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Psalm 29; Mark 8:14-21 Minds, eyes and ears open? The first reading tells us that the wickedness the Lord saw in people’s hearts caused him to grieve. The Gospel reading suggests that their sinfulness was the product of minds and memories closed to God’s goodness in the past; of blindness to […]

Monday 11 February

Our Lady of Lourdes World Day of Prayer for the Sick Genesis 1:1-19; Psalm 104; Mark 6:53-56 It will be good As God made it, all creation was good, and God found it so. With Christ came the new creation, signalled by Christ’s healing power for those who were sick. Through the intercession of Our […]

Sunday 3 February

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71;1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30 God loves The readings tell us something about the wonder of love, God’s love, and call us deeper into that love. God knew us, chose us, and consecrated us before he formed us in the womb – from before the moment […]

Saturday 5 January

1 John 3:11-21; Psalm 99 (100); John 1:43-51 Seeing Once again Jesus talks about us. We will see greater things than these. We will see the power of the Risen Lord in the lives of people, we will see signs of the Spirit in the lives of those about us. We will see God’s love […]

Sunday 18 November

Thirty Third Week Ordinary Time Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 Words To see with eyes of faith, we are asked to recognise those things that are of God and not of this world. The things that will endure. Words uttered at the very beginning of creation, made flesh in Jesus and […]

Monday 4 June

NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME 2 Peter 1: 2-7, Psalm 91, Mark 12: 1-12 Internal Conflict Parables are like shawls. They adapt to individuals. This gospel reading reminds me of the ongoing conflict between selfishness and selflessness. There are two movements. The ego demands everything for me-me-me, while that spark of God in us wants […]

Jesus Dreaming

A Theological Reaction to Michael Galovic’s Creation of Lights in the Heavens The religious historian, Mircea Eliade, wrote of the ‘eternal return’ the religious belief that liturgy and prayer can put the believer in touch with the ‘mythical age’, the time when the foundational events of their faith occurred. In the words of institution in the […]

Friday 30 March

GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25; Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42 In you, Lord, I take refuge In the celebration of the Lord’s passion and death, the Church celebrates the definitive defeat of sin and death which had imprisoned creation since the Fall. The key that […]