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Tag Archive for ‘life’

Saturday 20 April

Easter Vigil Genesis 1:1-2:2; Psalm 118; Romans 6:3-11; Luke 24:1-12 They remembered his words… This day begins in the barrenness of a cold and empty grave. The trauma is raw and the hopelessness pulsates. We reach the end of the possible, and it is now, as it is always, entirely over to God. In the […]

Monday 15 April

Isaiah 42:1-7; Psalm 27; John 12:1-11 Very costly ointment We need tenderness in our life of faith. Tenderness reaches into the reservoir of love in us and in the other. I noticed the other morning how carefully this young student held the hand of a homeless man crossing the street. Our daily life is punctuated […]

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 […]

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, […]

Veil Over the Light, by Joy Cowley

Fitzbeck Publishing, 2018 As Joy herself says, she is elderly, her sight is fading fast so this could be her last book. If so, it is a gift of exquisite value. In 168 pages we find a collection of wisdom, humour, joy and profound personal revelation. Michael Fitzsimons, the publisher, has selected many of the […]

World Youth Day

Closing Mass 29 January 2019 The now of God Jesus reveals the now of God, who comes to meet us and call us to take part in his now of “proclaiming good news to the poor… bringing liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, setting at liberty those who are oppressed, […]

Friday 29 March

Hosea 14:2-10; Psalm 81; Mark 12:28-34 Listen, O Israel Jesus recites the Shema in the gospel today. He is answering a question put to him by a scribe about the first and greatest commandment and he gives the perfect answer. God is one and there is no other and we should love him with all […]

Monday 25 March

Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 40; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38 The Annunciation By Mary saying, “let what you have said be done to me”, the whole of human history was changed. God was able to become human in the womb of Mary. In a certain sense we can give flesh to the Word as well. In acts […]

Saturday 23 March

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Prodigal Son At some stage of our lives all of us have made some bad decisions. We have decided to go after things which weren’t really that good for us. The wise Father in the story of the Prodigal Son probably knew this as well. This […]

Friday 22 March

Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Psalm 105; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 Good stewards The phrase ‘use it or loose it’ can pertain not just to our health, but also to our faith. If we don’t actively live our faith, it can wither and die. The evil servants tending the vineyard lost their respect for the master and […]