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Tag Archive for ‘Good News’

Tuesday 11 June

ST BARNABAS, APOSTLE Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3; Psalm 98; Matthew 10:7-13 The Good News is close at hand Jesus gave his apostles instructions when he sent them out to evangelise. No gold or silver, no haversack, no spare tunic. In other words, join the people you go to. Be one with them, not apart from them. […]

Wednesday 8 May

Acts 8:1-8; Psalm 66; John 6:35-40 God cares Persecution began the day Stephen was buried. The apostles dispersed to preach the Good News elsewhere. Without the harassment, they might have stayed home in comfort, among their friends. It is the same for us. In times of deep trouble, emotional or physical, we find new strengths. […]

Monday 11 June

St Barnabas, Apostle Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3, Psalm 98, Matthew 10:7-13 Answering Jesus’ call Jesus sends his disciples out on a mission to heal without expectation of payment. He places further restrictions concerning what they may take with them – no money, no extra clothing. It is enough that they be given food for their work. […]

Saturday 7 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118; Mark 16:9-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus has now appeared three times to his followers. He is cross with them and rebukes them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. He tells them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” It is up to […]

Wednesday 28 June

St Irenaeus Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 105; Matthew 7:15-20 A sober moral tone What are the fruits of our faith? Do we live our faith? Do we allow the Gospel to influence our conduct? There is a sober moral tone in Matthew that reminds us to centre our attention on the teaching of Jesus. In […]

Saturday 20 May

Acts 16:1-10; Psalm 100; John 15:18-21 Know that the Lord is God As Paul continues to journey from town to town preaching to those who would listen, we can visualise him, a faithful Jew, resting in the evening and praying the Psalms. In today's Psalm he would be reassured that the Lord is God. We, […]

Wednesday 26 April

St Mark, Evangelist 1 Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20 Wrapped in humility Having the virtue of humility implies depending primarily on God rather than on one’s own efforts. It is a necessary virtue for all of us who are called to ‘proclaim the Good News to all creation.’ Our task is simply to live […]

Saturday 22 April

Acts 4:13-21; Psalm 118; Mark 16:9-15 Proclaim the Good News Like the Eleven, we may sometimes be obstinate and incredulous. Yet the Lord has chosen us from before the beginning of time to proclaim the Good News of God’s love to the ends of the earth by living the Good News to the best of […]

Sunday 11 December

Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-6, 10; Psalm 146; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Good News We are so familiar with these words of the Gospel: ‘the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear. The dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor.’ Do we […]

Tuesday 7 June

1 Kings 17:7-16; Ps. 4; Matthew 5:13-16 Salt, light and life The kindness of the widow and her son towards Elijah is rewarded. They will not go hungry despite the famine ravaging the land. God’s gift of life to us is Christ – a gift of eternal abundance not famine. This life is the salt […]