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Friday 31 August

Ps 33; 1 Corinthians 1:17-25; Matthew 25:1-13 Be prepared Again Jesus warns – “Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” I like what Thomas à Kempis suggests, do you – “You should so master your self in every act and thought as if you were about to die this very day”?

Wednesday 29 August

The Beheading of John the Baptist Ps 71; Jeremiah 1:17-19; Mark 6:17-29 Risky talk Herod made a rash promise to Salome. Is there a message about being cautious with unnecessary talk and making promises? “I often wish I had kept silent” … “If it is allowable and useful to speak, talk of what will edify” […]

Monday 27 August

St Monica Ps 96; 2 Thessalonians 1-5;11-12; Matthew 23:13-22 Anger-Peace In today’s gospel Jesus is angry. There are times when I have been angry. Jesus’s anger was justified. Was mine? Did my anger achieve anything useful?. Thomas à Kempis has a thought about this for us – “Keep yourself at peace first and then you […]

Saturday 25 August

St Louis, St Joseph Calasanz Ps 85; Ezekeil 43:1-7; Matthew 23:1-12 Humility In the gospel Jesus reminds us of the virtue of humility. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted” Thomas à Kempis has this for us to think about – “To consider oneself nothing, and always to think […]

Sunday 19 August

2012 Ps 34; Proverbs 9:1-6; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Jesus the Bread of Life Again from John. “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” Is the Eucharist the reason why we go to mass? For some it could be for the message […]