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Wednesday 20 February

Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22; Psalm 116B; Mark 8:22-26 Beginning to see The cure of the blind man happened in stages. So it is with most people: that breakthroughs, changes of heart and changing the bad habits of a lifetime so that one can come closer to God do not usually happen overnight. In fact, the process […]

Saturday 16 February

Genesis 3:9-24; Psalm 90; Mark 8:1-10 Our refuge Our first parents must have been desolate. They had had it so good, leading a charmed existence. Now they were condemned to lives of pain, sadness and suffering, after which they would ‘return to the dust from which they came’. Yet God was still their refuge, as […]

Wednesday 13 February

Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17; Psalm 104; Mark 7:14-23 Bless the Lord! God, who made everything good, also gave us freedom. We are free to do good, or to do wrong; to choose life and fullness of life, or to reject it. God made us for God, and in the end we cannot be satisfied with anything […]

Monday 11 February

Our Lady of Lourdes World Day of Prayer for the Sick Genesis 1:1-19; Psalm 104; Mark 6:53-56 It will be good As God made it, all creation was good, and God found it so. With Christ came the new creation, signalled by Christ’s healing power for those who were sick. Through the intercession of Our […]

Saturday 9 February

Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Psalm 23; Mark 6:30-34 Doing good works The crowds, who guessed where Jesus was heading and got there before him, were enchanted by him. Instinctively, they knew that he loved them. They had never experienced anything like that from their religious leaders and teachers. He was truly their shepherd, and we can […]

Friday 8 February

Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm 27; Mark 6:14-29 World Day Of Prayer Against Trafficking Imitate their faith It’s true that there are many nasty pieces of work in the world, like Herod and his more than somewhat dysfunctional family. There are also many more good people doing good things – loving one another, welcoming strangers, giving their […]

Friday 11 January

1 John 5:5-13; Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20; Luke 5:12-16 Prayer Luke often reminds us that Jesus was a man of prayer. He would withdraw to deserted places and pray. It is good to stop and note how we are praying. How often? How long? Where? Why? How? The Spirit of Jesus will guide us here so […]

Sunday 6 January

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 71 (72): 1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Like the Wise Men we bring what we have to offer the God who comes to meet us. We might not have gold, frankincense and myrrh, but we have our hearts, our hopes and our good […]

Thursday 25 October

Ephesians 3:14-21; Psalm 33; Luke 12:49-53 Being Whole-Hearted If we occasionally have dreams that following Jesus means a life of sweetness, gentleness and tranquility, today’s Gospel passage is a good one to re-read. Behind the violent and aggressive language of Jesus, there is a message: being his disciple means making hard choices; it means being […]

Wednesday 24 October

Ephesians 3:2-12; Canticle Isaiah12:1-6; Luke 12:39-48 Making Good Use of the Gift Our faith and the gifts God has given each of us are great gifts – but they are not our possessions. They have been given to us to be used – both for our own growth as disciples and for the good of […]