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Tag Archive for ‘Jesus Christ’

Thursday 18 April

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 Heart-fulness Our conversion to Jesus Christ happens in our heart. There is no room for duplicity, living apparently as Catholic but having our hearts closed in on ourselves. Jesus picks up a basin and towel and kneeling before those he has called, […]

A School for Prayer (19)

The Way of the Body St Dominic and the ‘Nine Ways of Prayer’ (2) What the Nine Ways of Prayer tell us By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 It is clear that in all these pictures we are seeing Dominic at his private prayer. The miniatures all focus on Dominic. We are privileged […]

Thursday 27 September

St Vincent de Paul Ecclesiastes 1:2-11; Psalm 90; Luke 9:7-9 Who is this Jesus? Incredible achievements in word and action beg such a question. The answers unfold for us in scripture. Jesus is the Messiah of God, the Son of Man, and My Son, My Chosen. Speculation by some that Jesus was the long-deceased prophet […]

Saturday 30 September

St Jerome Zechariah 2:5-9,14-15, Cant. Jeremiah 31:10-13, Luke 9:43-45 Something better When I am tempted to be proud of my Catholic life I need to remember the humility Jesus Christ showed on the Cross. The sacrifices that I choose to make in an attempt to follow Jesus Christ are not nearly so difficult to live […]

Thursday 28 September

Haggai 1:1-8, Psalm 149, Luke 9:7-9 Point of difference I might not be able to build a place of worship but I can build up the kingdom of God in other ways. This kingdom has a living point of difference from secular kingdoms. Jesus Christ is the living point. Herod finds reports of Jesus puzzling. […]

Tuesday 26 September

Ezra 6:7-8,12,14-20, Psalm 122, Luke 8:19-21 Trust in God Paradoxically, this truth about the mission of Jesus Christ comes to be known through building up family and parish life. Churches need family and parish life but the Word of God cannot be bound even by this goodness. Few are called to cut ties with their […]

Monday 25 September

Ezra 1:1-6, Psalm 126, Luke 8:16-18 Being the lamp My meditation on the Word of God can be thought of as bringing light to my soul. Jesus Christ already knows what is hidden in my soul but sometimes I do not. He is the person who can light up what is already good in it […]

Friday 22 September

1 Timothy 6:2-12, Psalm 49, Luke 8:1-3 The right focus The readings today hint at the sort of resourcefulness a follower of Jesus Christ must have. Some money, but not too much. How much is enough? A saintly life finds the right answer to that question. The women in the Gospel are saints. They share […]

Wednesday 20 September

STS Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions 1 Timothy 3:14-16, Psalm 111, Luke 7:31-35 Wise discipleship The Gospel Acclamation for today says, “Accept God’s message for what it really is: God’s message, and not some human thinking.” Mystery is part of our faith lives. Jesus Christ has an air of mystery about him […]

Saturday 16 September

Sts. Cornelius and Cyprian 2 Corinthians 4: 7-15, Ps 125, John 17: 11-19 Martyrs in common. The death of a martyr reminds us that we all carry the life and death of Jesus Christ around in our bodies. The soft persecution of Christians in post-truth societies must be borne with a martyr’s courage and faith. […]