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Sunday 20 September

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20-24, 27; Matthew 20:1-16 Trust in God All the readings invite us to reflect on the tender heart of God. In the Psalm, Yahweh is praised for his tenderness, and being full of faithful love. In Isaiah, Yahweh is rich in forgiveness. In Paul, the […]

Sunday 13 September

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7; Psalm 103; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiving words Jesus asks us to forgive, forgive and forgive some more. David in the Psalms talks of how God forgives all your offences. Finding forgiveness can take time and we may even need someone’s help. I like it when people use […]

Sunday 30 August

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 Going to Jerusalem Jesus continues to lay his cards on the table. What will happen to him will happen to his disciples. Discipleship will mean “following after him” on the journey he has just described. Jesus will undergo suffering, be killed and […]

Sunday 23 August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 My church Jesus says, “I will build my church”. This community is established by Jesus – my church. Church (ekklēsia) means 'called out' and in the OT denotes the assembled or called congregation of God’s people. Continuity exists between the followers of […]

Sunday 16 August

\ 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Great or little faith? There is tension over whether Jesus “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” or to all peoples. This woman is one of many foreigners who recognise Jesus in significant ways. His […]

Sunday 9 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 Walking on the sea Biblical traditions record that “walking on the sea” is something God does – God prevails over creation. By “walking on the sea”, Jesus does what God does. He shows God’s presence and basileia (reign) prevailing over […]

Sunday 2 August

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145; Romans 8:35,37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 Moved with compassion Psalm 145 tells us that God is “gracious and merciful” (raḥamîm). This Hebrew word for merciful means 'womb love' – the deep-down love of a mother. A pattern, or triad, found in today’s gospel reveals something very special about […]

Sunday 26 July

17th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Psalm 119:129-136;Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 Lord, give me wisdom God asks Solomon a remarkable question: “Ask me what you would like me to give you”. Solomon, as King, asked for wisdom to tell the difference between right and wrong in what he was doing. The two […]

Sunday 19 July

16th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 God loves and forgives me The Wisdom writer speaks of God in very reverent terms – “You are so good, so caring, so powerful, but so lenient in your forgiveness”. Truly, we have a God who loves each one of us. […]

Sunday 12 July

15th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 65; Romans: 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 The sower and the seed Take time to read and imagine today’s parable. Picture the sower sowing seed with easy sweeps of his hand. The seed goes anywhere and everywhere, good ploughed ground and not so good, some into the soil and […]