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Tag Archive for ‘Dear Lord’

Thursday 31 August

1 Thessalonians 3:7-13; Psalm 90; Matthew 24:42-51 Staying true In the ordination of a priest, the bishop addresses the candidate: Meditate on the law of God, believe what you read, teach what you believe, and put into practice what you teach. These are words for everyone who accepts the way of Jesus. I cannot follow […]

Saturday 30 July

Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24; Ps 69; Matthew 14:1-12 Pray for martyrs It is unfortunately horribly true that many people suffer and die for their love of God. Some have had to endure great hardship before having their lives stolen from them. How terrifying this must be. Dear Lord, help me to discern what is right from […]

Friday 29 July

St Martha Jeremiah 26:1-9; Ps 69; Matthew 13:54-58 How to behave Criticising others rather than praising them is a mean-spirited way of behaving. We’re all probably guilty of this from time to time – and we’ve all been the victim of this sort of unkindness too. Is it jealousy, inadequacy, an attempt to copy others […]

Wednesday 27 July

Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21; Ps 59; Matthew 13:44-46 Heavenly riches Discovering some of the treasures God’s kingdom offers us can be extraordinary. The wonder, the unimaginable glory, the moments when it’s as if a miniscule sliver of an idea of what God’s kingdom may be like materialises. This is spiritual food, drink and praise and thanksgiving […]

Thursday 14 July

Isaiah 26:7-19; Ps 102; Matthew 11:28-30 Choose God It has been said that one of Satan’s greatest successes is convincing people he does not exist. That way, they’ll be all the more readily sucked into the vortex of his horror world. However, Satan does exist. Jesus is well aware of this which is why he […]

Saturday 9 July

Isaiah 6:1-8; Ps 93; Matthew 10:24-33 Endure to the last Although being obedient to God’s word can be very difficult indeed at times, it is nothing compared to the suffering of those who who give way and deny him. As even small sins hurt us, deliberately denying God – bearing false witness to yourself and […]

Friday 8 July

Hosea 14:2-10; Ps 51; Matthew 10:16-23 Have fortitude Jesus warned the apostles that bearing witness to his teaching was not likely to be an easy task. Despite this, they went out and gave over their lives to telling others about Christ’s message of love and forgiveness. We are just as likely to be ridiculed and […]

Sunday 30 August

Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22,27; Ps. 15; Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23 Give Him your heart Where is my heart? Is it with the letter of the law, down to the nth degree, or is it with God? Do I fuss about ritual while overlooking purpose? Am I a Pharisee sometimes, getting wound up in rules rather than […]

Saturday 15 August

Joshua 24:14-29;Ps 16; Matthew 19:13-15 Love the children One of the loveliest sights at many parish masses is when the children come up for their blessing. Some run to the priest, some are carried by their parents or taken by older brothers and sisters. Some are shy, some want to chat … and we all […]

Tuesday 4 August

ST JOHN VIANNY, PRIEST Numbers 12:1-13; Ps 51; Matthew 14:22-36 Take courage – have no fear When Jesus walked out to meet the disciples in the middle of a storm at sea, he was showing them how, even when they were in serious danger of drowning, he was there for them. He also offers this […]