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Tag Archive for ‘growth’

Friday 15 February

Genesis 3:1-8; Psalm 32; Mark 7:31-37 Human growing Eve and Adam wanted to hide from God. They knew they were in big trouble! Wanting to hide, to run away, is a natural enough reaction when we have been caught out, but it is in no way a mature one. We will be found out in […]

Thursday 22 November

St Cecilia Apocalypse 5:1-10; Ps 149; Luke 19:41-44 Be at peace. Jesus laments that the very city whose name means peace, Jerusalem, fails to recognise God’s very agent of peace, himself. In times to come the consequences are catastrophic for the city. With each new day may we be open to a love that offers […]

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 […]

Friday 22 June

2 Kings 11:1-4,9-18,20, Psalm 132, Matthew 6:19-23 What is our Treasure? Jesus uses familiar objects and events to represent spiritual conditions that are beyond words. He is not concerned with politics, with rules and regulations, but with deepest truth. We could say that his teachings are all for the growth of the soul. So what […]

Friday 8 June

SACRED HEART Hosea 11:1,3-4,8-9, Canticle Isaiah 12:1-6, Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19, John 19:31-37 The Pierced Heart The Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most significant symbols of our faith. When we are committed to answering Jesus’ call, he not only walks with us, he also reveals that our lives are echoes of his. It’s […]

Tuesday 10 April

Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93; John 3:7-15 Spirituality Nicodemus asks what does it mean – “Being born anew?” Jesus says – “I say to you unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Our spiritual birth took place at baptism and is strengthened through confirmation. Our spiritual growth is ongoing, not to […]

Friday 27 January

Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 36:3-6, 23-24, 39-40; Mark 4:26-34 Trusting in God Patience is a virtue – but that doesn’t make it easy to practice! Our own growth in faith is like that of the seed in today’s Gospel – it can take a long time for anything to seem to happen and we can sometimes […]

Monday 16 May

Seventh Week of Ordinary Time James 3:13-18, Ps.19B, Mark 9:14-29 Everything is possible Jesus heals a young lad. Our human condition results in dis – ease. We become uncomfortable with ourselves and even wonder at times what possesses us. We may need help to restore our faith and to deal with the issues that frighten […]

Saturday 5 March

Hosea 5:15-6:6, Ps 51, Luke 18:9-14 Dealing with pride Pride hardens my heart and hinders my growth in virtue. The prophet speaks of knowledge of God. Jesus Christ teaches that true love of God has something to do with knowing my pride and bringing it before God. The love of the tax collector is humble […]

Friday 4 March

Hosea 14:2-10, Ps 81, Mark 12:28-34 Guilt and grace I know that God is faithful to me even when I am not faithful to him. When I do not love God as I ought I feel my unfaithfulness. This is an opportunity for spiritual growth. Guilt is quickly healed when I enter the world of […]