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Tag Archive for ‘leprosy’

Sunday 11 February

SIXTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45 To touch and cure The fear that leprosy was contagious meant that lepers were banished to live at the periphery of society; rendered unclean, they became untouchable and, being forced from sight, they became people often forgotten, taunted and shunned. […]

Wednesday 15 November

Wisdom 6:1-11; Psalm 82; Luke 17:11-19 Thank you Just imagine being cured of leprosy, seeing the skin heal in front of you! No wonder the other nine got distracted. It was the unlikely one that did remember and said, “Thank you!” So many good things happen to us. Saying “thank you” is the acknowledgement, and […]

Friday 11 January

1 John 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15.19-20; Luke 5:12-16 You can cure me Our Lord’s saving words and actions were always based in prayer. He cured the man with leprosy and he can cure us by God’s power in him. May we be open to our Lord’s desire and power to heal our wounds, be they emotional, […]

Benedict Speaks

On Finance and Media: Be Non-Conformists…  VIS 16/2/2012 ‘We can reflect upon the Church today .There is much talk about the Church of Rome, many things are said. Let us hope that people also talk about our faith. Let us pray to God that it may be so”. The Pope then went on to refer […]

Monday 27 February

Leviticus 19: 1-2, 11-18; Psalm 19B;Matthew 25: 31-46 The everyday help that we can give. The lesson driven home by the story of the Last Judgement (Matthew 25: 31-46) is that entrance to heaven is available to anyone who shares the bond of humanity; and it will depend on our loving attention to those who […]

Thursday 12 January

1 Samuel 41-11; Ps 44, Mark 1:40-45 Joy at being healed Getting a disease like leprosy must have been terrible for the sufferers. As is the case with marginalised people in our own society, their isolation must have made their lives even more miserable than they already were. No wonder the leper Jesus healed rushed […]

Please don’t thank me… Oh, all right

DO YOU ever wonder why God is so slow in answering what seems a very worthwhile prayer? I have long requested that I might be less desiring of another’s gratitude, appreciation or affirmation.  So deaf does God sometimes seem to be, it’s as if he wants me to keep that hunger. But that makes no […]