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Tag Archive for ‘Genesis’

Thursday 30 March

Genesis 17: 3-9, Ps 105: 4-9, John 8:51-59 Unified in love Jesus lives out of his love for the Father. He doesn’t need to be small and fit in to the limited ideas of those who criticise him. He seeks to expand their understanding. As we journey along with him we are reminded of the […]

Friday 10 March

Genesis 37: 3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Ps 105: 16-21; Matthew 21: 33-43, 45-46 In anticipation On our Lenten Fridays we anticipate Good Friday. Jesus speaks out a parable to widen the understanding of his own crucifixion. The haunting phrase “they will respect my son”. We listen and know the outcome. Jesus reaches us with loving intent […]

Sunday 26 February

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Genesis 2: 7-9, 3:1-7, Psalm 51: 3-6, 12-14, 17, Rom 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11 Sword of the Spirit Three times Satan attempts to seduce Jesus. Each is equivalent to three temptations the Israelites faced in their desert wanderings. They failed the three tests. Jesus overcame. He teaches us to foil […]

Friday 17 February

Genesis 11: 1-9, Psalm 33: 10-15, Mark 8: 34-9:1 To what purpose Q/ Of which must I take more care, my body or my soul? A/ I must take much more care of my soul for Christ has said, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and suffers the loss […]

Thursday 16 February

Genesis 9: 1-13, Psalm 102: 16-21&22-23, Mark 8: 27-33 God’s will or mine? Jesus knew the prophecies in Isaiah and in the Psalms about the suffering Saviour and willingly embraced them. “Now is my soul troubled and what shall I say, ‘Father save me from this hour’? No, for this purpose I have come to […]

Wednesday 15 February

Genesis 8: 6-13, 20-22, Psalm 116: 12-15, 18-19, Mark 8: 22-26 Toxic Environment Elsewhere in the Gospel we learn that Bethsaida was riddled with unbelief. That’s why Jesus took the man outside the village for healing prayer and cautioned him not to enter the village after he was healed. Unbelief could prevent a healing beforehand […]

Tuesday 14 February

Genesis 6: 5-8 ,7:1-5, Psalm 29: 1-4, 9-10, Mark 8: 14-21 Lessons from Noah and the Ark Don’t miss the boat. We’re all in the same boat. Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. Stay fit because when you’re eighty God may ask you to do something big. Don’t listen to critics, […]

Monday 13 February

Genesis 4: 1-15, 25, Psalm 50: 1, 8, 16-17, 20-21, Mark 8: 11-13 My Brother’s Keeper The old Penny Catechism has much to say about the first reading. Q/ What are the sins against the Fifth Commandment? A/ They are wilful murder, fighting, quarrelling, injurious words, scandal, bad example, unjust anger, hatred and revenge. The […]

Saturday 11 February

Genesis 3: 9-24, Psalm 90: 2-6 & 12-13, Mark 8: 1-10 I have no hands but yours God fed the Israelites with bread from heaven during the forty years they spent in the wilderness. God used Elisha to feed 100 men with five barley loaves. Prior to the multiplication of bread in our Gospel reading […]

Friday 10 February

Saint Scholastica Genesis 3: 1-8, Psalm 32: 1-2 & 5-7, Mark 7: 31-37 Emotions motivate Jesus is like to us in all things except sin. Accordingly, he has emotions and displays them. Check out the man’s withered hand in Mark 3, the widow at Nain in Luke 7, the epileptic boy in Mark 9. The […]