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Tag Archive for ‘faith’

Sunday 10 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 Following him Saying ‘yes’ to God and following Christ wholeheartedly is not for the faint-hearted! While we may feel unworthy, as did Peter, or wretched and lost, as was Isaiah, the Lord still says to us, ‘follow me’. Just as with […]

Friday 8 February

Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 27; Mark 6:14-29 World Day Of Prayer Against Trafficking Imitate their faith It’s true that there are many nasty pieces of work in the world, like Herod and his more than somewhat dysfunctional family. There are also many more good people doing good things – loving one another, welcoming strangers, giving their […]

Tuesday 5 February

ST AGATHA, MARTYR Hebrews 12:1-4; Psalm 22; Mark 5:21-43 Faith saves Jesus ‘leads us in our faith and brings it to perfection’. Living in faith takes courage. The synagogue official, Jairus, showed the courage of faith, while many of those who held official positions rejected Jesus. The woman with the haemorrhage exhibited courage when she […]

Monday 4 February

Hebrews 11:32-40; Psalm 31; Mark 5:1-20 The wonders of God’s love The horde of demons that inhabited the Gerasene demoniac were no match for the power of God’s love in Christ. Those who witnessed the exorcism and its aftermath were afraid and amazed, and asked our Lord to go away. The man who had been […]

Friday 1 February

Week 3 in Ordinary Time Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 37; Mark 4:26-34 Something better Wonders of creation, such as seeds sprouting, growing and producing crops, speak to us of God’s reign increasing. The reign of God grows slowly, almost unnoticeably, and, to the eyes of faith, surely. The eyes of faith see signs of hope everywhere, […]

Saturday 26 January

ST TIMOTHY AND ST TITUS 2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-8, 10; Luke 10:1-9 Boldness There is a boldness and courage about the faith of some saints. Their faith seemed to be strengthened by difficulties and opposition, and even by persecution. True faith is rooted deeply in God and is not […]

Wednesday 2 January

ST BASIL THE GREAT AND ST GREGORY NAZIANZEN 1 John 2:22-28; Psalm 97 (98):1-4; John 1:19-28 Friends Basil and Gregory were friends. They had much in common including a deep faith and commitment to the Gospel. They remind us of the friends the Lord has given us. Friendship is indeed a gift from God that […]

Friday 28 December

Feast of the Holy Innocents 1 John 1:5-2:2; Psalm 123 (124):2-5, 7-8; Matthew 2:13-18 Biblical faith Fear and death loom when Herod sought the new-born Jesus. The family of Jesus is forced to ‘escape.’ This verb is repeated in 2:12, 13, 14, and again, when, after returning from Egypt, the family ‘escape’ to Galilee (v.22). […]

Monday 10 December

Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 84 (85):9-14; Luke 5:17-26 Community of faith A small community of faith makes a context for healing. The man who is paralysed is not only marginalised by his illness, but his way to Jesus is blocked by crowds. Those moved by their faith to help him take extraordinary steps: climb up on […]

Monday 3 December

St. Francis Xavier Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 121 (122):1-2, 4-5, 6-9; Matthew 8:5-11 Willing to break barriers In this story, part of a cluster of nine healing stories in Matthew 8-9, Jesus is willing to break barriers to go to the Roman officer’s place to heal his servant. As it turns out, Jesus heals from a […]