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Tag Archive for ‘scripture’

Thursday 27 September

St Vincent de Paul Ecclesiastes 1:2-11; Psalm 90; Luke 9:7-9 Who is this Jesus? Incredible achievements in word and action beg such a question. The answers unfold for us in scripture. Jesus is the Messiah of God, the Son of Man, and My Son, My Chosen. Speculation by some that Jesus was the long-deceased prophet […]

Wednesday 24 January

St Francis de Sales 2 Samuel 7:4-17; Psalm 89; Mark 4:1-20 Speak Lord, your servant is listening Jesus clearly explains this Gospel for us. It’s up to us to give his words fertile soil. Scripture presents us with the living word of God. We may read the word of God or listen to it, but […]

Thursday 19 October

Romans 3:21-30; Psalm 130; Luke 11:47-54 Reflection One of the characteristics of our spiritual lives is our capacity to digest. To digest the scriptural text and, by this, allow the word of God to become more part of us. This takes time, but it changes the scripture from being about mere knowledge and makes way […]

Thursday 14 April

Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66; John 6:44-51 Seizing the moment Our own personal opportunities to witness to the Gospel often take us by surprise. Neither Philip nor the eunuch expected to meet each other on the road and seemingly they had little in common. And yet the eunuch asked Philip for help in understanding the passage […]

Tuesday 6 October

Jonah 3:1-10, Ps 130, Luke 10:38-42 Welcoming Jesus A woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. Her sister Mary sat down at Jesus’ feet and listened to him speaking. We can use our imagination to enter into this scripture passage. It’s more than imagination when we meet Jesus in the story. So let’s welcome […]

Thursday 23 July

Exodus 19:1-2,9-11,16-20, Cant.Daniel, 3:52-57 Matthew 13:10-17 Parables Jesus tells his disciples why he speaks in parables. With the benefit of hindsight, we know why. A parable is not rigid law. It is a flexible story that will make a personal connection with us. It may have one meaning this year. Another meaning five years hence. […]

Thursday 8 May

Acts 8:26-40, Ps 66, John 6:44-51 Reach out. It appears that the first foreigner to be baptized in Scripture was an Ethiopian eunuch who was normally excluded from religious practices. Phillip heard the Spirit and then travelled on a strange road to meet a “strange” person. Phillip’s yes to opening scripture with someone from a […]

Can You Bear It?

An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one-question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics. The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plonked it on his desk, and wrote on the board: ‘Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this […]

September Crossword

Solution for August  Across: 7 Novena – Anagram of “one van” indicated by “produces” 8 Qumran, 9 Khan, 10 Trail mix – anagram of “Marx Lit I” indicated by “study…reveals” 11 Gradual, 13 Stilt, 15 Spoof, 17 Wise Men, 20 Lot’s wife, 21 Rota, 22 Oblate, 23 Sister – anagram of “resist” indicated by “confusion” […]

Thursday 13 June

St Anthony of Padua 2 Cor 3:15-4:1, 3-6, Ps 85, Matthew 5: 20-2? Turned into the image we reflect This statement takes my breath away … “turned into the image we reflect” When I accept that I am loved unconditionally, unreservedly, God will be known. My face, my demeanour, my attitude, my words, my actions, […]