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Tag Archive for ‘So Jesus’

Thursday 23 August

Ezekiel 36:23-28; Psalm 51; Matthew 22:1-14 Do more than show up Those invited didn’t show up. So Jesus invites the poor, the homeless, the rejected, the outcasts, the left out to his banquet. They showed up. Maybe it was because they were really hungry and knew they needed something? Then one poor guest gets thrown […]

Friday 6 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118; John 21:1-14 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus calls four fisherman, Peter, Andrew, James and John, to be his first disciples. Now, after so much anxiety and uncertainty, they need a break. As a fisherman Peter naturally says, “I am going fishing.” Jesus knows what Peter and his mates will […]

Monday 29 December

SAINT THOMAS BECKET 1 John 2:3-11, Psalm 96, Luke 2:22-35 The ransom paid Jesus was presented to God in the temple. A first-born son had to be purchased back from God. First-born sons of Jewish parents were the Lord’s property. Because he spared Jewish boys from universal destruction of the first-born, at the time of […]

Wednesday 17 December

Gen. 49:2,8-10, Psalm 72, Matt.1:1-17 Genealogy A surprising gospel – the whakapapa of Jesus, through Joseph, Maternal genealogies were not kept. Mary’s line would have no records. To fulfill the prophesies of old, Jesus needed Abraham and David as ancestors, to qualify as the Messiah. So Jesus, though the Son of God, assumed the bloodline […]

Sunday 25 May

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17, 1 Peter 3:15-18, Ps 66, John 14:15-21 The Spirit of God is with us now In all his farewell discourses Jesus is positive and confident, trying to help his friends who are pretty concerned that about his departure. It’s hard to let go. Those who have sat at the death bed of […]

Saturday 28 September

Zechariah 2: 5-9, 14-15, Canticle of Jeremiah, Luke 9:43-45 Eat my words Holy Scripture is unlike any other printed matter. Apparently black on white, it is “living and active,” it is spirit and life. So Jesus advises His disciples, and us, to dwell constantly on it. Because our minds cannot comprehend the words fully, they […]