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Tuesday 30 July

Exodus 33:7-11, 34:5-9,28; Psalm 103; Matthew 13:36-43 Images Jesus uses many images in his parables to explain what the kingdom of God is like. How often he speaks of the first book of revelation: the gift of creation. How often does he use images of nature such as harvesting, or ripening, sowing seed, gathering and […]

Wednesday 24 July

Exodus 16:1-5, 9-15; Psalm 78; Matthew 13:1-9 The potential of the seed We have passed the winter equinox and we imagine the days getting a little bit lighter, even if they still seem a little bit wetter! Jesus uses many images in his parables from the land and in today’s gospel he portrays the seed […]

Abba Father – Who Are You? (5)

Watching our Language with God In the first article about Abba Father, we noted how, in talking about God, we reach a point when we run out of words. God’s mystery is so vast that, ultimately, we are reduced to silence. We can only sit still, wonder, desiring “we know not what”. It’s Faith reduced […]

Friday 17 May

Acts 13:26-33; Psalm 2; John 14: 1-6 Pono — faith Today's readings are about the end of Jesus' human life. Just a phase of his spiritual life, he is now living in a different dimension that we cannot enjoy yet, but it will continue forever. Our belief and faith are our strength. Jesus is explicit […]

Gospel Parables in Stained Glass

Jesus often spoke in parables that his listeners could relate to. We have read them or heard them proclaimed often enough, but do we understand them in our culture? Some of them have been enshrined in stained glass, which may help us to understand. Take the Parable of the Foolish Virgins, for example. This window […]