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Tag Archive for ‘creation’

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 […]

Friday 17 November

St Elizabeth of Hungary Wisdom 13:1-9; Psalm 19; Luke 17:26-37 The wonders of creation The Wisdom author chastises those who are able to find out so much about our natural world – fire and wind and stars and birds and animals – and yet have failed to recognise the creator of it all. Probably we […]

Friday 21 July

Exodus 11:10–12:14; Psalm 116; Matthew 12:1–8 Spirit of Sabbath Jesus does not cast aside the Sabbath, which is modelled on the ‘rest’ of God on the seventh day of creation. This day of rest from work was to enjoy, to give thanks for the gifts of creation and was extended to slaves, bonded labourers and […]

Wednesday 19 July

Exodus 3:1–6,9–12; Psalm 103; Matthew 11:25–27 Doing Wisdom’s works Wisdom is known by her works. Jesus performs the works of Wisdom. He shares a close relationship with God, thanks ‘the Lord of heaven and earth’ which is a term evoking all of creation, reveals divine mysteries and invites receptive marginal ‘infants’ into God’s presence. ‘Infants’ […]

Tuesday 30 May

Acts 20:17-27; Ps 68; John 17:1-11 They may be one as We are one As science is revealing to us more and more about the unfolding of the universe and the interdependence of all of creation, we are becoming increasingly more aware of the need for developing right relationships. We hear Jesus pray to the […]

Tuesday 23 May

Acts 16:22-34; Psalm 138; John 16:5-11 Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved Today's extract from Acts makes sober reading for those of us who have recently been affected by earth movements. We know the shock and apprehension that accompanies the sudden and violent upheavals of our earth. Can we remain steadfast […]

Saturday 13 May

Acts 13:44-52; Psalm 98; John 14:7-14 Sing to the Lord Today we are invited to sing to the Lord in this wonderful Psalm. By its very unfolding nature the whole of creation reflects the glory of God. In spite of the myriad ways we have polluted our universe and allowed enmity to fester between peoples, […]

Wednesday 26 April

St Mark, Evangelist 1 Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20 Wrapped in humility Having the virtue of humility implies depending primarily on God rather than on one’s own efforts. It is a necessary virtue for all of us who are called to ‘proclaim the Good News to all creation.’ Our task is simply to live […]