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Tag Archive for ‘sin’

Tuesday 12 February

Genesis 1:20-2:4; Psalm 8; Mark 7:1-13 God’s image We are made in the image of God, and this can never be lost. Our likeness to God may be damaged, and even lost, through our wilfulness and sin. The Lord always calls us back, though, just as he called the Pharisees and scribes, for he has […]

Saturday 19 January

Hebrews 4:12-16; Psalm 18 (19):8-10, 15; Mark 2:13-17 Physician Jesus saw himself as a physician. He is interested and concerned with the sick. He sees sin as a sickness and wants to address it. He does not confuse the sin with the sinner as we tend to do. He befriends the sinners and attends to […]

Friday 18 January

Hebrews 4:1-5, 11; Psalm 77 (78):3-4, 6-8; Mark 2:1-12 Forgiveness What can we do about our sins? Our memories keep bringing them back. We fail when we try to kid ourselves that we didn’t really sin anyway. Jesus offers us forgiveness. It is something he offers and wants to give. It removes sin, like taking […]

Wednesday 9 January

1 John 4:11-18; Psalm 71 (72):1-2, 10-13; Mark 6:45-52 Fear How often do we come across the words: ‘Do not be afraid’? Fear is not a sin but it certainly distracts us from loving service. We can be so concerned about our safety or comfort or wellbeing that we do not remember our mission to […]

Wednesday 21 November

Presentation of Mary Apocalypse 4:1-11, Ps 150; Luke 19:11-28 Get going Because of the risk of faith he has taken by dying on the cross, Jesus is crowned King. It is from this position that Jesus is exacting and demanding of those who follow him. Jesus sees the wonderful potential of all his disciples. Therefore, […]

Friday 2 November

All Souls’ Day Psalms and Readings for each Mass are selected from the Lectionary. Day of intercession This is a powerful day of intercession for the Church. We, the living, have the duty to remember that those who died are placed firmly in the hands of God. Those gentle hands of Mercy are enough to […]

Tuesday 25 September

Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13; Psalm 119A; Luke 8:19-21 Walking the best path It is a source of joy that those who listen to the preaching of Jesus, and live accordingly, enter into a real relationship with him. As such, they belong to the family of God. The Book of Proverbs teaches a practical morality. Reflecting on […]

Tuesday 11 September

1 Corinthians 6:1-11; Psalm 149; Luke 6:12-19 Delighting in truth Picture a child’s face lighting up on being given an ice cream. The child’s reaction is a bit of a window into how God delights in his people. “The Lord takes delight in his people.” Unfortunately, there are times when we do not delight in […]

September Crossword

Solution for August Across: 1 Breadth, 5 Adept, 8 Blasphemy, 9 Imp, 10 Ebony, 12 Insects, 13 Hit the jackpot, 15 Soutane, 17 Ogles, 19 Orb, 20 Spiritual, 22 Kyrie, 23 Syringe.  Down: 1 Bible, 2 Era, 3 Diptych, 4 Heebie-jeebies, 5 Abyss, 6 Episcopal, 7 Typeset, 11 Outnumber, 13 Hassock, 14 Crosier, 16 Aisle, […]

Monday 27 August

St Monica 2 Thess. 1:1-5, 11-12; Psalm 69; Matthew 23: 13-22 Oh oh hypocrite alert. One of the biggest challenges to our institutional church is the label of hypocrisy. Our history and present is littered with the occasions where we have professed something and done the opposite, wounding others, at times irrevocably. Hypocrisy prevents others […]