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Tag Archive for ‘empathy’

Friday 2 June

Seventh Week of Easter Act 25: 13-21; Psalm 103; John 21: 15-19 Feed my sheep Mature love is something that moves one from being self-centred to other-centred. In the Gospel today, the mature Christian, like Peter, is asked to reflect on Jesus’ own concerns for his flock – the people of God. In many small […]

Friday 18 July

Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8; Canticle Isaiah; 12:1-6: Matthew 12:1-8 Ritual or empathy The disciples are hungry so they collected grain. The Pharisees rebuked them because it was the Sabbath, the Day of Rest. Jesus’s reply suggests that sometimes empathy is more important than observing the ritual of the Sabbath. Prior to Vatican II the rituals […]

Tuesday 25 June

Genesis 13:2, 5-18,Ps 15, Matthew 7:6, 12-14 Empathy Evelyn Greenslade, in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, is a recent widow struggling to start life again on her own. She encounters the inflexible patter of call centres and gives up. Later, living in India, she is able to explain to call centre operatives, the value of […]

Friday 21 June

St Aloysius Gonzaga 2 Cor 11:18, 21-30, Ps 34, Matthew 6:19-23 Sharing our story Share your story: your faith story, your personal story, the story of your life. What does sharing our story achieve? It strengthens and empowers. It reveals the love and nature of God. Story provides connection, relevance and context. It reveals the […]

An Argument for the Existence of God

Would life be worth living in the following circumstances? Imagine never being able to express or feel or expect gratitude, never being able to say thank you; imagine someone saving your life and your not being able to respond. I don’t think the world could work. We humans need to be able to express certain […]