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Tag Archive for ‘obedience’

Thursday 20 December

Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 23 (24):1-6; Luke 1:26-38 Consent illumined her More often than not we are told of Mary’s seemingly meek obedience to the request of God made through the angel. Denise Levertov in her poem, ‘The Annunciation’ highlights her courage. Mary did not cry out ‘I can’t,’ or ‘I am not worthy,’ or ‘I […]

Tuesday 27 February

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20; Psalm 50; Matthew 23:1-12 Obedience is something active “Cease to do evil. Learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed” – that is how obedience to God expresses itself in the way we are to live. Otherwise, obedience becomes a word empty of conviction, and we are no different from […]

Friday 15 September

Our Lady of Sorrows Hebrews 5:7-9, Psalm 31, John 19:25-27 Fount of love Sorrow is part of discipleship. So is obedience to God’s will. So often sorrow comes to me unbidden and when it does I must use sorrow to increase my capacity for love. If I do not, I may be embittered by suffering. […]

Saturday 9 September

Colossians 1:21-23, Psalm 54, Luke 6:1-5 The power of love How evangelical is my love? Jesus Christ tells me today that my love must not be confined to the narrowness of what I know because in the end that narrowness confines my capacity for love. We get a very clear picture of the power of […]

Thursday 11 February

Deut.30:15-20, Ps.1; Luke 9:22-25 More Than Obedience The Old Covenant required obedience to God’s “Commandments, his laws, and his customs” (Deut 30: 16). The New Covenant requires much more than mere obedience. It requires our participation in the very death and resurrection of Jesus. It requires a total giving of oneself to God, way beyond […]

Monday 18 January

1 Samuel 15:16-23; Ps 50; Mark 2:18-22 On a mission Saul failed in obedience to God and as a consequence God rejected him as king. Our duty in obedience to God is to be heralds of God’s reign on earth. We are the disciples of Jesus who fast, pray, give alms and time and effort […]

Wednesday 5 August

Numbers 13:1-2, 25-14:1,26-29,34-35; Ps 106; Matthew 15:21-28 Love God with your whole heart There is no point in pretending to love God. He wants us to be honest – to make the words we speak match up with our sincere obedience to his commandments. He wants us to be discerning so we can choose between […]

Saturday 14 February

Sts. Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop Genesis 3:9-24; Psalm: 90; Mark 8:1-10 Obedience to Christ Human disobedience corrupts the goodness of God’s creation, turning God’s blessing into a curse. The intimacy between God and humanity is sundered and humanity experiences hardship, pain and death – the effects of such a separation from God the source […]

Friday 21 November

Presentation of Mary Apocalypse 10: 8-11; Psalm 119P; Luke 19: 45-48 Love holy places Places of worship are sacred – although sometimes people forget or choose to ignore this. Jesus makes his views on this very clear – he expects us to go to his father’s house to pray. Let us pray today for piety. […]

Saturday 11 October

Galatians 3:22-29; Ps 105; Luke 11:27-28 Clothed in Christ We are all ‘children of God through faith in Jesus Christ … clothed in Christ’. As such, we are called to ‘hear the word of God and keep it’. By the patent goodness of our lives lived in obedience to God’s word, we are to ‘tell […]