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Tag Archive for ‘Loving Lord’

Wednesday 13 July

Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16; Ps 94; Matthew 11:25-27 The gift of wisdom Knowing God isn’t something we can just expect because we’re clever or study a lot or can debate the catechism with authority. This will certainly help us understand more about why we believe in God and can deepen our understanding and witness of our […]

Friday 14 August

ST MAXIMILLIAN KOLBE, PRIEST. Joshua 24:1-13; Ps 136; Matthew 19:3-12 Trust in God’s plan By taking us back to God’s original plan for people, Jesus reminds us our lives belong to God. Divorce and adultery are not part of that plan. Rather, his intention is that we live as married couples or alone – whether […]

Friday 7 August

Deuteronomy 4:32-40; Ps 77; Matthew 16: 24-28 Give up your life to save it Just as we make sacrifices to satisfy our special goals – maybe homeownership, a holiday, a good exam result, a family event, Jesus points out we need to make sacrifices to gain eternal life. We need to pay attention to our […]

Saturday 1 August

St Alphonsus Liguori, B.D Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Ps.66; Matthew 14:1-12 Be True to what is Right What kind of person have I allowed myself to become? Am I loyal to God’s word because I know it to be right, even when it means denying someone close to me? Or am I inclined to take the […]

Saturday 8 November

Philippians 4:10-19; Psalm 112; Luke 16:9-15 Share God’s Gifts God wants us to be generous with his gifts, as they were entrusted to us for the benefit of others. We won’t lose anything, as God will fill us instead – and we know we can rely on God to keep filling us with more and […]

Friday 7 November

Philippians 3:17-4:1; Psalm 122; Luke 16:1-8 Love is Infinite It can be difficult to avoid falling into the trap of relying on money and possessions to make us happy. Jesus wants us to treasure love instead, which is everlasting and freely given, by being open-handed with it. This being the case, we can afford to […]

Monday 3 November

Philippians 2:1-4; Psalm 131; Luke 14:12-14 Be Generous It can give great pleasure to be open-handed with friends and loved ones. Receiving thanks and praise for hospitality and being sure of a warm welcome in return is part of the fun. Jesus challenges us to take our big-heartedness further – to people we might overlook, […]

Sunday 2 November

All Souls Day : Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 27; Romans 5:5-11; Matthew 11:25-30 Be like a child Jesus wants us to practise our faith in God with childlike simplicity. There is no need for us to prove anything except that we put him, rather than ourselves, first, trust him and […]

Monday 31 March

Isaiah 65:17-21, Ps 30, John 4.43-54 Ask to be healed How desperate the official must have been to have sought Jesus out to beg for his help – but he was a parent and was afraid for his child’s life. The miracle of healing that followed is the same miracle Jesus offers us when we […]

Thursday 13 March

Esther 4:17, Ps 138, Matthew 7:7-12 An invitation to faith All we need to activate God’s promised responses in his invitation to ask, seek and knock, is faith. He will respond as a loving, generous father – as we all well know through the many blessings we receive in our everyday lives, if we only […]