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Tag Archive for ‘good’

Saturday 30 March

Hosea 5:15-6:6; Psalm 51; Luke 18:9-14. Being humble Pride can take many forms, from being conceited and judgemental to denying our own weaknesses and mistakes. An honest and balanced humility, on the other hand, involves having a realistic understanding of who we are before God. We are people who have weaknesses but are loved by […]

Friday 29 March

Hosea 14:2-10; Psalm 81; Mark 12:28-34 Listen, O Israel Jesus recites the Shema in the gospel today. He is answering a question put to him by a scribe about the first and greatest commandment and he gives the perfect answer. God is one and there is no other and we should love him with all […]

Thursday 28 March

Jeremiah 7:23-28; Psalm 95; Luke 11:14-23 For, not against Jesus is under attack today in the gospel. He is being challenged to give a sign of his authority and accused of casting out devils through the power of Beelzebul. Sometimes when people set about doing good and trying to make the lives of others better, […]

Saturday 23 March

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Prodigal Son At some stage of our lives all of us have made some bad decisions. We have decided to go after things which weren’t really that good for us. The wise Father in the story of the Prodigal Son probably knew this as well. This […]

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 […]

Wednesday 20 March

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Psalm 31; Matthew 20:17-28 A servant of all Jealousy and pride can easily creep into our lives and undermine the good intentions we have. The mother of Zebedee’s sons was wanting honour and status for them in the kingdom of heaven. But she misunderstood what this kingdom is about. It is a place […]

Tuesday 19 March

2 Samuel 7: 4-5, 12-14, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22; Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 Solemnity of St Joseph Joseph is described as an ‘honourable man’ in the Gospel today. And that is what he was. He was prepared to believe what the angel told him in a dream and act on it, despite […]

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 […]

Thursday 14 March

Esther 4:17; Psalm 138; Matthew 7:7-12. A knock at the door The wise prayer of Esther we hear today is a good lesson for us. She acknowledges God and prays for her needs. She says, “as for me, give me courage”. The Lord wants to hear our prayers and wants to answer them. They need […]

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 […]