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Tag Archive for ‘Does Jesus’

Friday 7 June

Acts 25:13-21; Psalm 103; John 21:15-19 I love you Those three words are such a challenge. They somehow frequently get stuck in self-doubt. To say them to Jesus was beyond Peter, even when Jesus persisted in asking for them. You know I love you was the best Peter could do. But Jesus knew that they […]

Friday 7 December

St. Ambrose Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 26 (27):1, 4, 13-14; Matthew 9:27-31 A transforming action Matthew’s cycle of healing stories (Chapters 8-9) climax with the healing of two blind men. Their crying, ‘Have mercy on us,’ is not a call for pity or about a healing only. It is about transforming action which opens up a […]

Saturday 15 February

1 Kings 12:26-32, 13:33-34; Ps 106; Mark 8:1-10 The desire to help Jesus had pity on the large crowd, selflessly. The disciples at first resisted helping Jesus, thinking their resources too little. But Jesus used what they had and it was enough. How often have I declined to help because I was selfish or thought […]