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Tag Archive for ‘Jesus’

Friday 31 March

Jeremiah 20: 10-13, Ps 18: 2-7; John 10: 31-42 Jesus first The opposition against Jesus is reaching its climax. Jesus returns to the Jordan to where his cousin preached and baptised. I have often wondered about this time Jesus had near the Jordan river. Remembering John and his announcement of an entirely different way of […]

Tuesday 28 March

Numbers 21:4-9; Ps 102: 2-3, 16-21;John 8:21-30 A time to walk with Jesus This week before Holy Week we are invited to walk with Jesus, a Jesus condemned and hunted down but intensely in love with the Father. The last words of Pope Emeritus Benedict, “Jesus, I love you”. In our preparing for Holy Week, […]

Sunday 26 March

Fifth Sunday of Lent. Ezekiel 37: 12-14; Ps 130: 1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 Jesus in the midst of our pain Mary shows us the way, she helps us to appreciate how essential our relationship with Jesus is. “If you had of been here…..” This plea of hers stirs Jesus, she and he and all those […]

Thursday 23 March

Exodus 32:7-14, Ps 106: 19-23; John 5:31-47 In court with Jesus Sometimes imagination can help us reflect with a text, let’s do so. It is as if in a court scene Jesus is in the stand of the one accused calling his witnesses. The first witness he calls is John the Baptist, to be followed […]

Wednesday 22 March

Isaiah 49: 8-15: Ps 145: 8-9, 13-14, 17-18; John 5:17-30 Be formed by Jesus All of our relationships shape who we are, our families and friends are among those who people us. The very ones we carry inside as we go about living and dying each day and every night. Sometimes we can’t fully describe […]

Sunday 12 March

Third Sunday of Lent Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95: 1-2, 6-9; Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-42 Lost in Jesus What bubbles up within us when we sit with Jesus? Just imagine for a moment Jesus sitting with you. Lent reflects these days of rededication, days to be more conscious of being with Jesus and […]

Tuesday 15 November

Apocalypse 3:1-6,14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Luke 19:1-10. The gaze of Jesus The story of Zacchaeus is one that is known by both young and old. Zacchaeus, I think, was inquisitive and wanted to see Jesus. He was probably happy to be inconspicuous (so he thought) in the tree. Then Jesus stopped and looked at him and […]

Tuesday 11 October

Galatians 5:1-6; Psalm 119:41-45, 47-48; Luke 11:37-41 Jesus the prophet The ‘gentle Jesus, meek and mild’ of some hymns is not the full Gospel. Last week we read, “You who are evil”, and “This is an evil generation”. Today he blasts, “You pharisees… filled with extortion and wickedness. Fools!” Jesus speaks in the tradition of […]

Holiness and Humanness

Life has been a roller coaster lately. One day, everything’s going great and I’m super organised and enjoying living life to the full, and the next, I’m feeling overwhelmed and stressed!  I don’t know about you, but I find that often it can be very easy to feel guilty for those downward roller coaster dives. […]

Saturday 2 July

Amos 9: 11-15, Psalm 85: 9ab, 10-14, Matthew 9, 14-17 
 Jesus brings joy 
 Emmanuel, God-with-us, is the Bridegroom. In this passage Jesus is telling us that his loving presence with us, his people, not only 2000 years ago but today, should be a motive for joy and celebration. Today, as in Gospel times, […]