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Tag Archive for ‘sharing’

Monday 15 July

St Bonaventure, B.D. Exodus 1:8-14, 22; Psalm 124; Matthew 10:34-11:1 Sharing in Christ’s work This passage of Matthew’s gospel completes a time of instruction and teaching from Jesus – the mission and mandate for the disciple, and the particular shape of his or her response to Christ in sharing in his mission. Within all discipleship […]

Wednesday 19 June

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Psalm 112; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 God knows God knows you. God created you and formed you before you were born. God chose you and loves you. God desires you and delights in you, just as you are. God knows what is in your heart and in your prayer even before you show […]

Saturday 15 September

Our Lady of Sorrows Hebrews 5:7-9; Psalm 31; John 19:25-27 Sharing the burden We search for the meaning of our sorrows, we search for the meaning of suffering. Did Mary understand what the slaughter of her son on the Cross was for? Did she wonder why this had to happen? The point of this feast […]

Thursday 4 January

1 John 3:7-10; Psalm 98; John 1:35-42 Passing on the Good News “Our hearts are restless till they rest in you Lord,” says Saint Augustine. Two of John’s disciples were restless. They were hoping John could solve their problem. But no! Then he points out “the lamb of God,” and they follow Jesus. Yes! He […]

Thursday 4 May

Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 66; John 6:44-51 Sharing the good news After Jesus' resurrection we find that Philip is a changed person: he responds unhesitatingly to the call to walk down the road through the wilderness. Here he meets a person who has been pondering the scriptures and who asks for enlightenment. Philip sits beside the […]

Tuesday 2 May

St Athanasius Acts 7:51-8:1; Psalm 31; John 6:30-35 Valuing and sharing our treasures In the Gospel reading Jesus again challenges us to search behind our customary ways of looking at life and recognise that all we have is gift from God. Do I value the gifts that God has given me? When did I last […]

Monday 1 May

Third Week of Easter Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 119G; John 6:22-29 Sharing our treasure Like the disciples who walked with Jesus in Galilee, we too have been seeking him in our daily lives. In John's Gospel Jesus challenges us to face up to our motives in trying to stay close to him. Are we merely looking […]

Saturday 10 October

Joel 4:12-21, Ps 97, Luke 11:27-28 Hear the word of God ‘..still happier those who hear the word of God and keep it.’ We hear God’s word in many ways – in Scripture, in the needs of the world, in the cry of the poor. Pope Francis is asking us to see an inseparable link […]

Wednesday 20 May

Acts 20:28-38, Ps. 68, John 17:11-19 Giving Paul quotes a saying of Jesus that if not recorded in the Gospels, it must have been a word-of-mouth phrase passed on: “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” While we do express our gratitude for, say, birthday gifts; this saying of Jesus should prompt our […]

Monday 22 September

Proverbs 3: 27-34; Psalm15; Luke 8: 16-18 Peppercorns These two parables are peppercorns –– short and sharp. All believers must be lamps, sharing their faith at all times by the way they live and when appropriate by sharing their beliefs with others. All believers must cherish Christian truth, strive to deepen their understanding of it […]