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Tag Archive for ‘miracle’

Tuesday 17 September

1 Timothy 3:1-13; Psalm 101; Luke 7:11-17 Our tears will all be wiped away The compassion of God is made visible over and over again through Jesus. In today’s Gospel we see this compassion in an extraordinary miracle. Jesus raised the dead boy to life because his heart went out to the mother! Many mothers […]

Sunday 23 June

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Psalm 110; Luke 9:11-17 The abundance of God The miracle of the loaves and fishes illustrates for us the abundant love that God has for us. It foreshadows the fullness of that love delivered to us in the gift of the […]

Wednesday 23 May

James 4:13-17; Psalm 49; Mark 9:38-40 In Jesus’ name As it is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (as I write) our attitude to other Christian denominations comes to mind when Jesus says “no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak evil of me”. We can jealously guard our […]

Tuesday 19 December

Judges 13:2-7, 24-25; Psalm 71; Luke 1:5-25. Our preparation For Zechariah and Elizabeth to have a son in their old age was a miracle from God. This, and the other signs that accompanied the birth of John the Baptist, showed that he was the one who was to prepare the way for the Saviour. Do […]

Jesus’ Healing in Stained Glass

September is a month in which Jesus’ healing power appears in many of the Gospel passages, and those miracles are also seen in stained glass. Matthew, Mark and Luke tell, on many occasions, that Jesus healed the sick without being specific, and many windows simply reflect His power to heal. Here are two examples from […]

Saturday 25 March

Annunciation of the Lord Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38 Incarnation Jesus didn’t come on Earth at Christmas. He came at the moment Mary said ‘Yes.’ That’s when the miracle of incarnation occurred. At that moment Jesus became an embryo, a human being at the very first stage of his biological human […]

Tuesday 14 February

Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius Genesis 6:5-8, 7:1-5, 10; Psalm 29; Mark 8:14-21 No eye has seen With just a few loaves of bread, Jesus fed the crowds who followed him. The miracle and its meaning were beyond the comprehension of those who witnessed it. In that miracle, Jesus gave us a foretaste of what […]

Saturday 11 February

Our Lady of LourdesDay of Prayer for the Sick Genesis 3:9-24; Psalm 90; Mark 8:1-10 An inspiration Jesus recognised that everyone needs to be fed. With the miracle of the loaves and fishes he satisfied the people’s hunger for food and, at the same time, their need for their faith to be nourished. The miracle […]

Monday 10 October

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31 – 5:1, Ps.113, Luke 11:29-32 The Jesus sideshow In today’s gospel we see Jesus’ frustration with a crowd looking for novelty. They wanted entertainment, magician’s tricks, signs that Jesus was a prophet from God. He rebuked them because they were like children demanding toys. I suppose we are sometimes like that. […]

Tuesday 30 August

1 Corinthians 2:10-16; Ps 145; Luke 4:31-37 The mind of Christ The mind of Christ is shown in the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father, and in the key teachings like the beatitudes and significant parables such as the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Lost Coin. His mind is also shown in the miracles he […]