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Thursday 2 August

Jeremiah 18:1-6; Psalm 146; Matthew 13:47-53 A bit fishy I’ve always wondered about this parable. It seems such a waste – throwing those fish away because they are of no use. Then it paralleled to the end of life – the wicked and the upright are separated. I wonder how that is done – what […]

Wednesday 1 August

p class=”Scripture-Text”>Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21; Psalm 59; Matthew 13:44-46 Lotto winner It’s Wednesday. Your Lotto ticket is on your lap. Imagine. You’re sitting eyes glued on the TV. You can’t believe it. Your numbers roll down one after the other. All of them – aagh. What a win! What a treasure! What a change it will […]

Monday 30 July

Jeremiah 13:1-11; Canticle Deuteronomy 32:18-21; Matthew 13:31-35 Change my heart O God We can see another example of Jesus' familiarity with his environment when he took a plant growing in his area as a simile of the Kingdom of Heaven. The tiny seed of the species of mustard in the Middle East can develop into […]

Monday 2 July

Amos 2:6-10, 13-16; Psalm 50; Matthew 8:18-22 Jesus invites us to “follow me” Today we listen to the words of Amos who described himself to be merely a herdsman and a grower of sycamore figs. However God called him to be his prophet. Amos deplored the moral and social decline of the Israelite people which […]

Saturday 30 June

Lamentations 2:2,10-14,18-19, Psalm 74, Matthew 8:5-17 At the feet of Jesus The reflections this month have stayed with Jesus, and we, like Mary sister of Martha, have sat at his feet, a term used when a disciple was learning from a master. Because every disciple is different, your reflections may have been different from mine. […]

Sunday 27 May

TRINITY SUNDAY Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33; Romans 8:14-17: Matthew28:16-20 Father, Son and Holy Spirit Do I truly believe Jesus’ claim to have “all authority in heaven and on earth”? If so, then I will believe and act on all he taught and commanded; I will be “moved by the Spirit” to cry out “Abba, […]

Monday 21 May

7th WEEK ORDINARY TIME James 3:13-18; Psalm 19B; Mark 9:14-29 Wisdom … makes for peace The letter of James is full of real-life practical advice about harmony and justice within a community. Today highlights the dangers of jealousy and ambition – this is not an ambition to make the most of your talents, which is […]

Thursday 3 May

STs PHILIP & JAMES, apostles 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 19A; John 14:6.9 Believe on the evidence The apostles Philip and James are mentioned several times in the Gospels. They, like the other apostles, eventually came to fully believe and they did “ask in Jesus’ name” for the signs and miracles that convinced others that their […]

Wednesday 2 May

ST ATHANASIUS, B.D. Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8 Make your home in me I like to have vases of flowers in my home, they make it more welcoming and cheerful. But there is no seed or fruit from these flowers as they are no longer attached to the main plant. It is the same […]

Wednesday 25 April

Anzac Day Wisdom 3:1-9; Ps 116; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 12:23-28 No greater love My uncle was killed on the first day of the battle of Crete. He, like so many in all the wars, even now, gave his life that we might have peace. Regrettably, we are not too good at keeping the peace. […]