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Tag Archive for ‘Lord Jesus’

Sunday 22 December

4th Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 Come, Lord Jesus ‘Emmanuel’, a name that means ‘God is with us’. As Christmas day approaches, that name, Emmanual, is in our hearts and on our lips. A yearning wells up from the depth of our being. But for what? The light has […]

Wednesday 4 December

Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23; Matthew 15:29-37 My grace is enough for you God will always give us all that we need to do what he wants. If, at any time, the task seems beyond you, there are two possible explanations: the job, no matter how laudable, is not what God wants. OR, you are trying […]

Monday 21 October

Romans 4:20-25; Response: Benedictus, Luke 1:68-79; Luke 12:13-21 Be on your guard Abraham “drew strength from faith and gave glory to God”. The gift of baptismal faith gives us the strength to know and give glory to God, who is Wisdom. Jesus’ parable about the rich man who put love for money before the praise […]

Friday 16 March

Wisdom 2:1,12-22; Psalm 34:16, 18, 19-21, 23; John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 It was he who sent me As Lent deepens, the struggle between good (virtue) and evil (sin) comes into the open. In the reading from Wisdom, evil forces lie in wait to strike down those who live virtuously. Jesus – who embodies the wisdom […]

Thursday 15 March

Exodus 32:7-14; Psalm 106:19-23; John 5:31-47 I have come in the name of my Father While Moses worshipped God on the mountain, the people rebelled and worshipped a calf of molten metal. Having sinned grievously, Moses interceded for them and won them God’s mercy. In the Gospel, Jesus was confronted by the hardened hearts of […]

Tuesday 6 March

Daniel 3:25, 34-43; Psalm 25:4-6, 7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 Lord, how often must I forgive my brother or sister? “Azariah stood in the heart of the fire and he began to pray … ‘And now we put our whole heart into following you, into … seeking your face … treat us gently, as you yourself are […]

Wednesday 31 January

St John Bosco 2 Samuel 24:2, 9-17; Psalm 32; Mark 6:1-6 A prophet is only despised in his own country Jesus arrived home at Nazareth and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath. Goodness gracious! came the cry, this man is good! But is he trying to be smart? He should know his place. Anyway, […]

Monday 21 August

Pope St Pius X Judges 2:11-19; Psalm 106; Matthew 19:16-22 The embrace of Christ Children can make their First Communion as young as seven years because of Pope Pius X’s (1910) desire that children not be deprived ‘of the embrace of Christ (or) the food of their interior life.’ The Eucharist is the treasure above […]

Monday 25 May

Eighth Week in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29, Ps 32, Mark 10:17-27 To have and to hold Do we hold in trust the material possessions and wealth that we have inherited or earned? Or do the material goods “own” us? I remember two expressions: First “You can’t take it with you,” and second “You do not […]

Wednesday 10 September

1 Cor 7: 25-31; Psalm 45B; Luke 6: 20-26 Plain Speaking It is with the words in today’s Gospel reading, proclaimed on a level stretch of ground, that the Lord Jesus begins his Sermon on the Plain. To use well known clichés, this sermon tells us that he is a straight shooter, that he calls […]