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Tag Archive for ‘dying’

Tuesday 13 August

Deuteronomy 31:1-8; Canticle: Deuteronomy 32:3-4, 7-9; Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 The Lord is with you. As Moses is dying, he commissions Joshua, inspiring the people to turn to God for leadership. He says, … have no fear…for the Lord your God is going with you. They must have felt uplifted by the way Moses handled […]

Monday 22nd April

Easter Octave Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16; Matthew 28:8-15 Filled with awe We can starve ourselves from awe. When we do, we fall into believing that it is all up to us; our days then increase in heaviness and drudgery. Our schedules demand, and every crisis we hear about overwhelms us. At such times it […]

Friday 19 April

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; John 18:1-19:42 Being with Today is about being in the silence that dying brings, in the stillness and our powerlessness. One of the responses of love for someone we love who is dying is simply and courageously to be with. The good of Good Friday is coming to know […]

Saturday 24 November

St Andrew Dung-Lac Apocalypse 11:4-12; Ps 144: Luke 20:27-40 God of the living When it comes to death one really knows more about living than dying. So take heart in that reality because the very God of the living is the God who gives and sustains life beyond the grave. In the face of death […]

Wednesday 21 November

Presentation of Mary Apocalypse 4:1-11, Ps 150; Luke 19:11-28 Get going Because of the risk of faith he has taken by dying on the cross, Jesus is crowned King. It is from this position that Jesus is exacting and demanding of those who follow him. Jesus sees the wonderful potential of all his disciples. Therefore, […]

Thursday 1 February

FOURTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12; 1Chronicles 29:10-12; Mark 6:7-13 God’s word, our security In our first reading, with his dying breath, David enjoins his son Solomon to remain faithful to God; by this fidelity David’s throne will be secure. In our gospel reading, Jesus entrusts his message to his disciples – […]

Thursday 14 September

the Triumph of the Cross Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 78, Philippians 2:6-11,John 3:13-17 Contemplate the Cross How is my life connected to Jesus Christ’s Cross? Is it just a liturgical connection at Easter? Do I delete the unpleasantness of the Cross from my living out of the Gospel? If I pursue an easy churched life with […]

Growing Old Together

We normally associate Social Justice with issues pertaining to the Homeless, Refugees, Unemployed people and so on. The Bishops are inviting us to look in a different direction this year and to consider the ways in which we respond to and treat the elderly among us.

Thursday 10 August

St Lawrence 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Psalm 112; John 12:24-26 The image Jesus gives us of the wheat grain dying in the earth yet yielding a rich harvest, so rightly fits the commemoration of a martyr. But it also unveils something of the mystery of every life. St Francis’ it’s in giving that we receive, is […]

Thursday 27 April

Acts 5:27-33; Psalm 34; John 3:31-36 Witnesses to the truth John the Baptist gives testimony about Jesus, who has come from heaven, who is loved by God, and is filled with the Spirit. The apostles of whom we hear in the first reading ‘fill Jerusalem’ with teaching about the dying and rising of Jesus, so […]