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Sunday 13 June

11th Sunday of Ordinary Time Ezekiel 17:22-24; Ps 92; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34 Good things take time When seeds are sprouting and growing, you cannot see the change taking place any more than you can see the minute hand’s movement on a watch. But you can see a change has occurred if you look […]

Sunday 7 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 147:1-6; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 Jesus and Peter’s mother-in-law This passage is an encouraging one for women in Jesus’ time and in our time too. For a rabbi to heal a woman and to take her by the hand was taboo. Jesus breaks this […]

Monday 1 February

Week 4 in Ordinary Time Hebrews 11:32-40; Psalm 31:20-24; Mark 5:1-20 Jesus’ presence This passage describes Jesus’ encounter with an uncontrollable demoniac who recognised Jesus immediately. His violent behaviour evaporated at the sight of Jesus. Seeing him from a distance, he ran, and bowed down, shouting: “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son […]

Sunday 31 January

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 Conscience reveals me to myself Before Christ the evil spirit knew itself. Thus the unclean spirit convulsed the man possessed. The spirit screamed because the dark truth of its nature was made painfully clear. Our conscience is the boundary between our […]

Sunday 24 January

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jonah 3:1-5,10; Psalm 25; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1: 14-20 Turn dross into gold “Repent and believe”. Time and again we have heard these words. And yet no matter how hard we try we always slip back into the same bad habits, the same old sins. What is the point […]

Sunday 17 January

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20; John 1:35-42 Look with the eyes of faith John, the writer of the Gospel, describes the call of the first disciples in a way that is full of seeing, looking, watching! But what he is describing is not just something physical […]

Monday 23 November

34th Week in Ordinary Time Apocalypse 14:1-5; Psalm 24; Luke 21:1-4 Noticing God Feminine love can be extremely generous even in hard times. It admits of weakness and a need for a personal God. Jesus “looked up”, saw what was obvious, then “noticed” the widow’s offering and loved what he saw. He loved it so […]

Sunday 15 November

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Psalm 128; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 At home with God The portrait of the perfect wife is an image of a person who is ‘at home’ with herself in the world. Two of the servants in the Gospel show the same comfort. The other is […]

Sunday 8 November

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63; 1Thess 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Seek wisdom Seeking wisdom is a very feminine thing to do. A person does not really know where to look or whether he or she will recognise wisdom when she reveals herself. The foolish bridesmaids are very much into the moment and […]

Tuesday 3 November

Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time Philippians 2:5-11; Psalm 22; Luke 14:15-24 Living God’s plan What does it mean to be the same as Jesus Christ in our minds? Is that what I know as being Christ-like? St. Paul suggests that it is a deep state of being holy in which a person is close […]