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Tag Archive for ‘grace’

Tuesday 25 September

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13; Psalm 119A; Luke 8:19-21 Walking the best path It is a source of joy that those who listen to the preaching of Jesus, and live accordingly, enter into a real relationship with him. As such, they belong to the family of God. The Book of Proverbs teaches a practical morality. Reflecting on […]

Wednesday 5 September

1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Psalm 33; Luke 4:38-44 Flawed but called There is an interesting word in English meaning ‘not perfect’ or ‘illogical’ or ‘there is a fault.’ E.g. I buy a table and on getting it home discover that there is the beginnings of a large crack at one end, which I had not noticed. […]

Monday 6 August

The Transfiguration of the Lord Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97;2 Peter 1:16-19; Mark 9:2-10 Sound…. Light… Action Transfiguration is “a complete change of appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.” The light of Christ transfigures us. The question is, from what to what or from whom to whom? The Greek word for transfiguration “metamorphoó” […]

Friday 18 May

Acts 25:13-21; Psalm 103; John 21:15-19 Restored and forgiven When trust has been betrayed it can take a long time to restore and sometimes the relationship is never fully the same again. Jesus shows that he fully accepts the contrition of Simon Peter by trusting him with the greatest of responsibilities. How do I relate […]

Saturday 24 March

Ezekiel 37:21-28; Canticle of Jeremiah 31:10-13; John 11:45-57 I shall rescue them … I shall cleanse them Jesus rested with his disciples in Ephraim before entering Jerusalem. Meanwhile, “the Chief Priests and Pharisees called a meeting. … From that day they were determined to kill him.” Their evil plans are subsumed into God’s plan! Jesus […]

Wednesday 21 March

Daniel 3:14-20, 24-25, 28; Canticle of Daniel 3:52-56; John 8:31-42 Make my word your home The three young men in the fiery furnace entrusted themselves to the God of Israel’s protection and are saved. In the Gospel, the crowd claimss Abraham and God as their father, yet reject Jesus as the Son of the Father. […]

Saturday 3 March

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Lord is kind and merciful Today’s readings celebrate the loving mercy of God. In the story of the two sons, Jesus teaches us that our Father will never abandon us even when we abandon him. He’s always out looking for us to come to our […]

Friday 23 February

MEMORIAL OF ST. POLYCARP Ezekiel 18:21-28; Psalm 130; Matthew 5:20-26 Try to be reconciled God welcomes back the repentant sinner, but the righteous person who turns from good to do evil is justly condemned for the evil that is done. That is why, in our Gospel reading, Jesus strongly encourages us to be reconciled with […]

Monday 8 January

The Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 55:1-11; Response: Isaiah 12:2-6; 1 John 5:1-9, Mark 1:7-11 My favour rests on you Can you recall a moment in your life which proved to be a ‘game-changer’? Mine was the day I chose to offer myself for the priesthood. The village carpenter from Nazareth saw his cousin John […]

Friday 27 October

Romans 7:18-25; Psalm 119H; Luke 12: 54-59 Reach deeply One of the prayers we are to treasure is our simple pause before eating as we pray grace. All is gift, including the food we can share. Sometimes we eat on the run and forget to pause and then fail to recall the giftedness of it […]