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Tag Archive for ‘goodness’

Saturday 16 November

Wisdom 18:14-16, 19:6-9; Psalm 105; Luke 18:1-8 Do not lose heart How often have we prayed for something or for someone and yet our prayers seem to go unanswered? At times, such silence can be truly painful! Is God indifferent to us? Our faith tells us that God is all good, that he knows what […]

Thursday 14 November

Wisdom 7:22-8: I; Psalm 119N; Luke17:20-25 The mystery of the Kingdom Do we realize the significance of what we already have, the experiences we cherish? Can we see the extraordinary hidden in the ordinary? This is the challenge Jesus sets before us today. There is much that is wrong and disappointing in our world. But […]

Friday 6 September

Colossians 1:15-20; Psalm 100; Luke 5:33-39 Jesus Christ fullness of God for us Who is Christ? Paul proclaims that in him “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell”. Jesus Christ is God-with-us and for all time. Jesus the carpenter from Nazareth knew that he was the “new wine” that could not be contained […]

Friday 16 August

Joshua 24:1-13; Psalm 136; Matthew 19:3-12 His love is everlasting Joshua reminded the people of God’s goodness and provision by reviewing all the great things God had done for them in the past. Families share stories of whanau (family) and whakapapa (genealogy). Communities and society remember heroes and events of significance. We build our identity, […]

Tuesday 16 July

Exodus 2:1-15; Psalm 69; Matthew 11:20-24 Gratitude At times, it can be relatively easy to look upon the ministry of Jesus as a success and to judge our own sharing in his ministry in those terms. It’s much harder to look upon his times of total exasperation at the fickleness of the crowd. If we […]

Monday 24 June

THE NATIVITY OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST Isaiah 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Psalm 139; Luke 1:57-66,80 His name is John The arrival of their son, John, into the home of Elizabeth and Zechariah was an extraordinary event of great joy. His parents were elderly and had been childless. His father’s speech was restored after he had […]

Saturday 15 June

2 Corinthians 5:14-21; Psalm 103; Matthew 5:33-37 To be the goodness of God What we are to believe is that Jesus died so that we may be reconciled with God. Paul tells us it is all God’s work. There is a new creation, a new way of living in the world. Through Christ and his […]

Friday 19 April

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; John 18:1-19:42 Being with Today is about being in the silence that dying brings, in the stillness and our powerlessness. One of the responses of love for someone we love who is dying is simply and courageously to be with. The good of Good Friday is coming to know […]

Monday 25 March

Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 40; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38 The Annunciation By Mary saying, “let what you have said be done to me”, the whole of human history was changed. God was able to become human in the womb of Mary. In a certain sense we can give flesh to the Word as well. In acts […]

Sunday 3 March

eighth sunday in ordinary time Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7; Psalm 92; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-46 The store of goodness The readings today remind us that what is inside us will show itself by what we say and do. Most of us are a mixed bag, with goodness and sinfulness mixed together. Growth in holiness means accepting […]