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Tag Archive for ‘life’

Thursday 10 May

Acts 18:1-8; Psalm 98; John 16:16-20 In a short time … There are a number of occasions in the gospels where we are told that the disciples didn’t understand what Jesus meant by what he said. I know that I sometimes feel the same – I ask ‘what?’ ‘why?’ ‘how?’ about the things happening in […]

Tuesday 8 May

Acts 16:22-34; Psalm 138; John 16:5-11 Sing God’s praises It would be hard to sing praise just after a severe flogging and being put into stocks! But this is what Paul and Silas did and God was glorified by the conversion of all the prisoners (who had been listening and did not run away to […]

Wednesday 2 May

ST ATHANASIUS, B.D. Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8 Make your home in me I like to have vases of flowers in my home, they make it more welcoming and cheerful. But there is no seed or fruit from these flowers as they are no longer attached to the main plant. It is the same […]

Our Three Divine Friends

However much we may get to know about God, even know God in a true personal way, God always remains a mystery. “Mystery” is almost another name for God. But a mystery of love, a mystery of incomprehensible goodness. For God: “Loved the world (us) so much that He gave his only Son” so that […]

Tuesday 1 May

Acts 14:19-28; Psalm 145; John 14:27-31 Peace I give you What is this ‘peace’ that Jesus gives us? Certainly not freedom from trials and tribulations in the world. We hear today of Paul being stoned and left for dead and the disciples are warned of what was about to happen to Jesus. Our trials may […]

Friday 27 April

Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2; John 14:1-6 Why worry? Thomas worries again. “Lord we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Are we obsessed with fears and anxieties? Some anxiety is natural but it can dominate and ruin our life, if we let it. Ask for help. Every day I […]

Wednesday 25 April

Anzac Day Wisdom 3:1-9; Ps 116; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 12:23-28 No greater love My uncle was killed on the first day of the battle of Crete. He, like so many in all the wars, even now, gave his life that we might have peace. Regrettably, we are not too good at keeping the peace. […]

Thursday 19 April

Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66; John 6:44-51 A promise Jesus reinforces that he is the living bread from heaven with the promise of eternal life for those who believe. Why would one refuse to believe? Is it because what the world offers is more tempting than what Jesus offers? A bit of a risk? Once again, […]

Wednesday 18 April

Acts 8:1-8; Ps 66; John 6:35-40 The bread of life A simple statement – “I am the bread of life.” This is the reason we go to mass and receive communion frequently. It keeps us faithful even in our darkest moments “And I shall raise him up on the last day.” It is this promise […]

Thursday 12 April

Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34; John 3:31-36 Free will We have a choice – we can follow the word of God or we can choose other options. The reward is clear: if we choose to follow God, eternal life. Other options do not offer that reward, indeed they can lead to adversity. It’s our decision whether […]