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Tag Archive for ‘faith’

Monday 16 September

SAINTS CORNELIUS AND CYPRIAN (M) 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Psalm 28; Luke 7:1-10 God’s love is for everyone The centurion in today’s gospel seems to be an exceptional man. He has built a synagogue for the Jewish people and now demonstrates an extraordinary faith in Jesus who is “amazed” at such faith. How often do we […]

Monday 26 August

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10; Psalm 149; Matthew 23:13-22 Intrigued or transformed Surely Jesus is talking to Scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites, not to me! Do I radiate God’s love with the ‘utter conviction’ of faith and power of the Holy Spirit? How have I put my faith into action today? Have I asked the Holy Spirit […]

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 […]

Sunday 11 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48 Move freely with God Abraham and Sarah are inspirational models of faith, leaving home and not knowing their destination, actively searching for land, and trusting God for a child. Staying home and waiting on God’s promises would have been simpler. Their faith […]

Wednesday 7 August

Numbers 13:1-2, 25-14:1, 26-29, 34-35; Psalm106; Matthew 15:21-28 Love and faith beyond boundaries The Canaanite woman recognised Jesus’ power. Love, mingled with fear for her daughter, gave her courage to persist to the point of annoyance in asking for help. She portrays a powerful witness of intercession and faith that doesn’t give up. Love and […]

Tuesday 6 August

The Transfiguration of the Lord (f) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Luke 9:28-36 Radiate God’s love today We sometimes say that a pregnant woman looks radiant. Something hidden fills her with love and life. At the Transfiguration, the Kingdom of God is unmasked in Christ and the hidden glory of God shines […]

Monday 29 July

St Martha Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34; Psalm 106; John 11:19-27 Flowering of faith When Martha says to Jesus that she has come to believe that he is the Messiah, the one who was to come into the world, we are witnessing the full flowering of her faith, the full flowering of her lifetime of openness in […]

Tuesday 23 July

Exodus 14:21-15:1; Canticle Exodus 15:1-18; Matthew 12:46-50 Brothers, sisters, mothers What an amazing thought – everybody who is in a relationship with Jesus, everybody who follows him, becomes his brother or sister or mother which must mean as brothers and sisters and mothers of Jesus we, in turn, reveal a particular aspect of the face […]

Wednesday 17 July

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12; Psalm 103; Matthew 11:25-27 Nuturing ministry In this beautiful gospel text we find an echo of Matthew’s first beatitude: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…’ Jesus seeks out the humble of heart, the poor, and the simple, those who know their need of God. These […]

Wednesday 3 July

St Thomas, Apostle Ephesians 2:19-22; Psalm 117; John 20:24-29 Questions Blessed are those who ask questions! The wonderful gift of Thomas is that he needs convincing, he needs to be shown – reading about the Lord’s resurrection, or hearing about it, is simply not enough for him – a fact that can make him easily […]