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Tag Archive for ‘Jesus’

Thursday 25 April

Anzac Day Acts 3:11 -26; Psalm 8; Luke 24:35-48 They were amazed We all remember those who have died in war and those who go on suffering grief in the years that follow. In considering the places of ongoing conflict in our world, we need again and again to hear these words of Jesus, “Peace […]

Wednesday 24 April

Acts 3:1-10; Psalm 105; Luke 24:13-35 They told their story Jesus displays his bodily resurrection, showing hands and feet as he offers Peace. Our faith in God is never an abstraction but involves all of us, hands and feet included. It is peacemaking to appreciate again and again, our story of what has happened to […]

Sunday 21st April

EASTER SUNDAY Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 He saw and he believed. There is a stillness in the early morning hours. A time to be and become present. Our gospel this morning describes that first Easter Sunday morning. Mary of Magdala is off to the grave, actually first thing. It was […]

Friday 19 April

Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 31; John 18:1-19:42 Being with Today is about being in the silence that dying brings, in the stillness and our powerlessness. One of the responses of love for someone we love who is dying is simply and courageously to be with. The good of Good Friday is coming to know […]

Wednesday 17 April

Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 69; Matthew 26:14-25 Betrayal We can probably recall those feelings of devastation when we were first betrayed. It may have happened at primary school among those in and out of the friendship circle. Betrayal always hurts no matter how old we are. Our week today brings us to the moment of betrayal […]

Tuesday 16 April

Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 71; John 13:21-23, 36-38 …you will follow me later… During this week we are invited to be with Jesus. We have lived through many Holy Weeks and Easter celebrations, and it is never just a holiday time for us. Yet can we be attentive to this Holy Week, right here and now, […]

Sunday 14 April

Passion (Palm) Sunday Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 19:28-40 Going up to Jerusalem The week begins. The life of Jesus isn’t about success. It’s about a revealing of salvation for all who choose to be with him. Today they acclaim him. On Friday they will crucify him. He knows how fickle we can […]

Saturday 13 April

Ezekiel 37:21-28; Canticle of Jeremiah: 31:10-13; John 11:45-57 Better for one man to die … Sadly, there is often much to undermine our faith in Jesus. We believe in him in an environment that is indifferent, and at times actually antagonistic, to having faith in God. The gospel reminds us of the energy needed for […]

Wednesday 10 April

Daniel 3:14-20, 24-25, 28; Canticle of Daniel: 3:52-56; John 8: 31-42 Never slaves of anyone One of the insidious characteristics of the slavery of our spirit is invisibility. We don’t recognise what is happening and we may feel driven, but we do not really know for what. We often forget to be still and pray. […]

Tuesday 9 April

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102; John 8:21-30 He who sent me is with me We are each to make our world a better place by being ourselves and not trying to be someone else. In this way we are faithful to Jesus who sends us. Not only are we sent by him, but in the sending, […]