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Tag Archive for ‘cross’

Sunday 3 June

BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Exodus 24: 3-8, Psalm 116B, Hebrews 9: 11-15, Mark 14: 12-16, 22 -26 The Heart of our faith Today’s gospel takes us through layers of history and tradition to a mystery so deep, we tremble. We are not reading about something that happened thousands of years ago. Jesus’ body and […]

Saturday 7 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118; Mark 16:9-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus has now appeared three times to his followers. He is cross with them and rebukes them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. He tells them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” It is up to […]

Thursday 15 February

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1; Luke 9:22-25 Choose life This Lent the Lord renews his covenant with us. The Lord says, “See, today I set before you a choice – to choose life or death.” To choose the life God offers is to pattern our lives on Christ, which means shouldering his cross daily through our […]

Meditation for Lent – The Cross

One year I took my then four year old granddaughter to church and we happened to sit beside the twelfth Station of the Cross. When I explained about the Crucifixion and the events that had led up to it, she looked very solemn and, understandably, said that she thought “His mummy must have been very […]

Sunday 28 January

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 My Lord and my God After incidents such as the one in the Gospel, the reputation of Jesus grew. People wondered who he was. Mark told us, as he began his Gospel: “the Good News about Jesus Christ the Son of […]

hursday 14 December

St John of the Cross Isaiah 41:13-20; Psalm 145; Matthew 11:11-15 Embrace the cross The intense spiritual life of St John of the Cross is known to many. He suffered darkness and doubt in his following of Christ. John the Baptist in the gospel today is praised by Jesus as a great prophet. For their […]

Monday 17 July

Exodus 1:8–14,22; Psalm 124; Matthew 10:34–11:1 The bottom line The family divisions and betrayals described in the mission discourse were part of the communal experience of early Christians and were to be expected because of the choice to follow Jesus. Total attachment to Jesus was the bottom line. In both similar and different ways, this […]

Being with the Lord in his Resurrection

In our Church’s early days, Christians were mostly poor, struggling, and persecuted. The request of the two disciples on the way to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), ‘stay with us Lord, it is almost dark,’ was a prayer of the Church in its struggle. Luke’s Gospel was written in Antioch, Syria, 50 years or so after Jesus […]