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Tag Archive for ‘mercy’

Friday 20 July

Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22,7-8; Canticle Isaiah 38:10, 11,12a-d, 16; Matthew 12:1-8 Mercy not sacrifice Today we see Jesus showing understanding and compassion for his disciples who are hungry. However the Pharisees could not stop themselves from applying the letter of the law and finding fault. Jesus reminded his followers that they should be motivated by mercy […]

Friday 6 July

Amos 8:4-6, 9-12; Psalm 119A; Matthew 9:9-13 What I want is mercy As we listen to the laments of the prophet Amos that the needy were being swindled and trampled on and that the poor were being bought up for money, we may hear echoes of happenings in our own society. Consequently we may shiver […]

Friday 13 April

Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27; John 6:1-15 Feed the hungry Is this one of the most memorable of the miracles of Jesus? With five loaves and two fish there is enough to feed five thousand plus left-overs. No wonder the crowd wished to make him their king. But as often happens, Jesus withdraws for some quiet […]

Tuesday 20 March

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 102:2-3, 16-21; John 8:21-30 He who sent me is with me The rebellious impatience of the people and the blind opposition of the Pharisees confronted Moses and Jesus. In each situation, God offers the balm of mercy. The Lord to Moses: “Make a fiery serpent and put it on a standard. If […]

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 […]

Saturday 10 March

Hosea 5:15-6:6; Psalm 51:3-4, 18-21; Luke 18:9-14 Come, let us return to the Lord The Lenten journey invites and challenges us to face into God’s call to ongoing conversion and repentance. Through his Prophet Hosea God says: “They will search for me in their misery,” so that, one day the people will repent, “Come, let’s […]

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 […]

Saturday 3 March

Micah 7:14-15, 18-20; Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The Lord is kind and merciful Today’s readings celebrate the loving mercy of God. In the story of the two sons, Jesus teaches us that our Father will never abandon us even when we abandon him. He’s always out looking for us to come to our […]

Thursday 1 March

SECOND WEEK OF LENT Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1:1-4,6; Luke 16:19-31 Happy are they who hope in the Lord The Prophet Jeremiah and the parable of the rich man remind and challenge us to make sure that the compass of our heart is set on Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life. The rich man […]

Monday 6 November

Romans 11:29-36; Psalm 69; Luke 14:12-14. God is SO generous Paul tells the Romans that everything that exists comes from God. I know that, but how often do I stop and remember? What is the greatest gift God has given me? My life? My friends? My family? A sunny day? Perhaps it is God’s mercy […]