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Who are you, Jesus?

1. ‘Our wisest and dearest friend’ ‘Who are you Jesus?’ The question triggers as many answers as there are people. The four Gospels, for instance, present four portraits of Jesus from early Church communities. Jesus is seen from different angles: the suffering Son of Man (Mark); the New Moses (Matthew); the universal and compassionate Saviour […]

Thursday 8 June

Tobit 6:10-11, 7:1, 9-14, 8:4-8, Psalm 128; Mark 12:28-34 Right or wrong? In many ways, questions have either a right or wrong answer, but when it comes to life, right or wrong is just too easy. Today in the Gospel Jesus’ answer invites us to seek greater learning, rather than to win an argument. Love, […]

Sunday 7 May

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 2:14,36-41; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10 I know mine In today's Gospel Jesus speaks of a sheepfold, which was known to his listeners, but is unfamiliar to us, who are more familiar with flocks of many thousands of sheep grazing over a large area of countryside. In Palestine […]

Monday 1 May

Third Week of Easter Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 119G; John 6:22-29 Sharing our treasure Like the disciples who walked with Jesus in Galilee, we too have been seeking him in our daily lives. In John's Gospel Jesus challenges us to face up to our motives in trying to stay close to him. Are we merely looking […]

Wednesday 13 April

Acts 8:1-8; Ps 66; John 6:35-40 The gift of life In the first reading Saul works for the total destruction of the Church; in the Gospel Jesus tells us that he is the bread of life and that through him we will never be hungry and never thirst. The gift of life is available to […]

Monday 20 April

Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119; John 6:22-29 Things of eternal life Today’s readings mark a change in tone. We hear of Stephen’s witness and then the danger he is in. In the Gospel Jesus recognises that the crowd were more interested in the food than the message or the sign. He calls them to look for […]

Friday 25 October

Romans 7:18-25, Psalm 119, Luke 12:54-59 The Psalmist asks for “discernment and knowledge”. In the Gospel Jesus says, “…you know how to interpret the face of the earth and the sky.” We are challenged to take notice of what is going on around us and to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly […]

Wednesday 25 May

Acts 15:1-6; Ps 121; John 15:1-8 In our Gospel Jesus uses two defining images of relationship with him: In the first, he is the true vine and we are branches requiring pruning. Second is a more familial image, “make your home in me as I make mine in you.” Which image do you prefer? Is […]