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Tag Archive for ‘faith’

Saturday 13 April

Ezekiel 37:21-28; Canticle of Jeremiah: 31:10-13; John 11:45-57 Better for one man to die … Sadly, there is often much to undermine our faith in Jesus. We believe in him in an environment that is indifferent, and at times actually antagonistic, to having faith in God. The gospel reminds us of the energy needed for […]

Friday 5 April

Wisdom 2:1, 12-22; Psalm 34; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 I know him because I have come from him… During these Lenten days we are reminded about who we are. Our faith in God grounds us, and the more we know what is seeded within, the more we can resist pressures that really end up diminishing […]

Monday 1 April

Week 4 of Lent Isaiah 65:17-21; Psalm 30; John 4:43-54 Faith is about trust How can we ever hear the word Cana and not remember the water and wine, this first sign of God’s care. So once again we are in Cana and more of God’s care is shown. A court official who is really […]

Friday 22 March

Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Psalm 105; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 Good stewards The phrase ‘use it or loose it’ can pertain not just to our health, but also to our faith. If we don’t actively live our faith, it can wither and die. The evil servants tending the vineyard lost their respect for the master and […]

Monday 18 March

1 Peter 4:7-11; Psalm 96; Luke 5:1-11 Feast of St Patrick The feast of St Patrick is transferred from yesterday to today. We can communicate our faith in a variety of ways. For some it is by quiet example and faithfulness, for others it is through words and acts of service. St Patrick was a […]

Saturday 16 March

Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Matthew 5:43-48 Be perfect It is easy to be nice to people whom we like. The challenge comes when we are faced with people we don’t like or find difficult. How do we react ? Jesus challenges us today to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute […]

Friday 15 March

Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130; Matthew 5:20-26 Saying and doing A person of integrity tries to live what they profess and believe. Often, however, there can be blind spots in the practice of our faith. We do some things well and others not so well. Jesus wants us to try and give the totality of our […]

Monday 4 March

Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29; Psalm 32; Mark 10:17-27. To give all The rich young man we meet today in the Gospel was a good man, but the Lord invited him to give up everything he had and follow him. He couldn’t do it and went away sad. If the Lord asked this of us – could we […]

Monday 25 February

Ecclesiasticus 1:1-10; Psalm 93; Mark 9:14-29 Help my unbelief The first reading says that all wisdom is from God, and is given to those who love God. This wisdom helps us recognise not only that everything is possible for God, but also that ‘everything is possible for those who have faith’. Jesus says that some […]

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 […]