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Tag Archive for ‘Holy Spirit’

Saturday 19 October

Romans 4:13, 16-18; Psalm 105; Luke 12:8-12 The Lord remembers his covenant Because Abraham accepted the gift of faith to know God, Abraham became the Father of Israel, from whom – by Mary and the Holy Spirit – would be born Jesus of Nazareth, our Lord and Saviour. In the Gospel, Jesus challenges his disciples […]

Thursday 10 October

Malachi 3:13-20; Psalm 1; Luke 11:5-13 The one who asks always receives The parable of the friend knocking on the door at midnight to ask his friend for bread contrasts the miserly response of the sleepy friend: “Do not bother me”, with the generous response of Jesus: ”Ask and it will be given to you […]

Saturday 5 October

/p> Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29; Psalm 69; Luke 10:17-24 The eternal God reared you Baruch told the Jewish people that while their going into exile was due to their disobedience, God still loved them. In the Gospel, Jesus chastises Chorazin and Bethsaida (Jewish towns) for rejecting him. “For if the miracles had been done in Tyre […]

Monday 26 August

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10; Psalm 149; Matthew 23:13-22 Intrigued or transformed Surely Jesus is talking to Scribes, Pharisees and hypocrites, not to me! Do I radiate God’s love with the ‘utter conviction’ of faith and power of the Holy Spirit? How have I put my faith into action today? Have I asked the Holy Spirit […]

Tuesday 6 August

The Transfiguration of the Lord (f) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Luke 9:28-36 Radiate God’s love today We sometimes say that a pregnant woman looks radiant. Something hidden fills her with love and life. At the Transfiguration, the Kingdom of God is unmasked in Christ and the hidden glory of God shines […]

Sunday 16 June

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; Psalm 8; John 16:12-15. The oneness of God Jesus frequently proclaims that the Father and he are one. What he teaches, he says, is given him by the Father. What he doesn’t teach will be brought to us by the Holy Spirit who will lead […]

Wednesday 29 May

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Psalm 148; John 16:12-15 Understanding Jesus comforts his listeners, assuring us of the genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit. He will speak God's words and truths. This is similar to a conference when sign language is used. The translator signs the exact message being spoken to listeners. He signs the words of […]

Monday 27 May

Acts 16:11-15; Psalm 149; John 15:26-16:4 Te Wairua Tapu — The Holy Spirit Jesus promised to send us help – the Holy Spirit. The Advocate. But he could not send him until Jesus himself had returned to the Father. But a Holy Spirit, a Wairua Tapu? This was new, he would advocate for us with […]

Monday 20 May

Acts 14:5- 18; Psalm 115; John 14:21-26 Active love The ten commandments are our Maker's instructions for a happy, healthy community. But Jesus' commands ask us to go further. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick. These are positive acts, not merely don't do this or that. They are demonstrations of […]

Saturday 2 February

The Presentation of the Lord Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or Luke 2:22-32 It is the Lord! Simeon and Anna, open to and guided by the Holy Spirit, recognised the baby Jesus as their Lord, and as a ‘light to enlighten’ the world. This child was the one who would ‘suddenly enter […]