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Tag Archive for ‘St Paul’

Wednesday 16 May

Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 68; John 17:11-19 Raised his eyes to heaven Jesus says this long prayer (the whole of chapter 17) aloud so that the disciples can hear and learn. Every verse is important and worthy of reflection, but so too is Jesus attitude of prayer. He is not just sitting chatting, he adopts a […]

Friday 24 March

Hosea 14:2-10; Psalm 81; Mark 12:28-34 The greatest commandment Scientists continue to seek, perhaps in vain, the ‘theory of everything,’ the encapsulation and understanding of the entirety of the universe in one mathematical equation. When it comes to the Commandments however, Jesus has done just that, encapsulating the whole of the Law in one two-part […]

Thursday 26 January

SAINTS TIMOTHY AND TITUS 2 Timothy 1:1-8; Psalm 95:1-3, 7-8, 10;Mark 4:21-25 Generous and open Timothy and Titus were close friends of St Paul and bishops in their own right. Both as companions and as leaders they acted with generosity and integrity, always being willing to take on whatever Paul or the community asked of […]

Wednesday 25 January

THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL Acts 22:3-16; Psalm 116:1-2; Mark 16:15-18 Listening to God Most of us will not experience a conversion as dramatic as St Paul’s but nevertheless there is much we have in common with him. We, too, need to acknowledge that our lives are not always what they should be. We need […]

Monday 31 October

Philippians 2:1-4, Ps.131, Luke 14:12-14 Simplicity If Jesus were here and now, using our language, he would probably have a lot to say about the out-of-control ego, that rampant me-first monster that creates all evil in the world. He describes it with other words, as does St Paul in his letter. The spiritual life is […]

Carrying a Sword

I passed through Nelson at the beginning of this year and joined Fr Tony Kearns and congregation at the 8:30am Sunday Mass. As Fr Tony and I waited in front of the church before processing in I noticed a change in the façade – St Paul had a sword! In the Marist Messenger of March […]

Friday 16 October

Romans 4:1-8, Ps 32, Luke 12:1-7 Faith in God St Paul writes in the letter to the Romans “What shall we say about Abraham, the ancestor from whom we are all descended?” We know that Abraham put his faith in God. We put our faith in God every time we pray for someone in need […]

Saturday 18 October

FEAST OF ST LUKE, EVANGELIST 2 Timothy 4:10-17; Ps 145; Luke 10:1-9 Having a bad day St Paul was out of sorts – grumpy, even — when he wrote today’s section of the letter to Timothy. All of us have a right to have a bad day now and again. And as with Paul, ‘the […]

Sunday 5 October

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 5:1-7; Ps 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Building the City of God We have been given so many gifts; everything we are and have is pure gift of God, and as people of the reign of God we are to produce fruit. While there is no need to […]

Friday 12 September

1 Cor 9: 16-19 ; Psalm 84; Luke 6: 39-42 Flip side The first three Gospels record Our Lord’s twofold commandment of love. The Fourth Gospel gives us the Lord’s New Commandment. In all his letters, with one exception, St Paul exhorts us to love others. But we can only love God and our fellow […]