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Sunday 18 August

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Prophets cause discomfort Why are prophets so uncomfortable to be around? They don’t follow the norms of political correctness and they speak inconvenient truths most of us are trying not to think about. People became upset at Jeremiah’s tales of destruction […]

Sunday 11 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48 Move freely with God Abraham and Sarah are inspirational models of faith, leaving home and not knowing their destination, actively searching for land, and trusting God for a child. Staying home and waiting on God’s promises would have been simpler. Their faith […]

Sunday 24 February

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Psalm 103;1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 God in us We are from the earth and of the earth, and within us is a spark of the divine. Our openness to God, who ‘forgives all our guilt … [and] redeems our life from the grave’, […]

Sunday 17 February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26 No worries It can be an irritating expression, ‘no worries’, especially for those inclined to fret, to fear the worst, to tremble with anxiety at the drop of a hat! And the Lord says that we are blessed if […]

Sunday 10 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 Following him Saying ‘yes’ to God and following Christ wholeheartedly is not for the faint-hearted! While we may feel unworthy, as did Peter, or wretched and lost, as was Isaiah, the Lord still says to us, ‘follow me’. Just as with […]

Sunday 3 February

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71;1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30 God loves The readings tell us something about the wonder of love, God’s love, and call us deeper into that love. God knew us, chose us, and consecrated us before he formed us in the womb – from before the moment […]

Friday 1 February

Week 3 in Ordinary Time Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 37; Mark 4:26-34 Something better Wonders of creation, such as seeds sprouting, growing and producing crops, speak to us of God’s reign increasing. The reign of God grows slowly, almost unnoticeably, and, to the eyes of faith, surely. The eyes of faith see signs of hope everywhere, […]

Sunday 23 September

Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 Seeing like Jesus The disciples cannot comprehend what Jesus is saying. Their thinking is set on human things. At the centre of their consciousness is the pursuit of status it seems. There is little room for others. The Christian welcomes […]

Sunday 9 September

Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Listening Jesus heals a deaf man with a speech impediment. In searching for the spiritual meaning of physical ailments we are mindful of the power of God’s word in the scriptures. Therefore, this deaf person stands for all who are deaf […]

Saturday 1 September

Twenty First Week in Ordinary Time 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Psalm 33; Matthew 25:14-30 The increasing gift This is not a ‘feel good’ story but is in fact tragic. Perhaps what we are being invited to reflect upon is that in the spiritual world there is a differing logic from physical reality. This parable is about […]