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Tag Archive for ‘trust’

Monday 1 October

ST THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS Job 1:6-22; Psalm 17; Luke 9:46-50 Choosing Gospel Values Today’s Gospel doesn’t sit easily in our world where ambition and power are pushed strongly as desirable qualities and goals to be achieved. It calls on us to re-evaluate completely what we mean by ‘greatness’ and ‘success’ and reminds us […]

Monday 24 September

Proverbs 3:27-34; Psalm 15; Luke 8:16-18 Trust the Word’s goodness The parable of the lamp makes clear that Christians are not passive hearers of the Word. When enlightenment is received the disciple is to allow it to give light to others. It is tempting to enclose our faith into a private box within. We are […]

Monday 20 August

Ezekiel 24: 15-24; Canticle Deut. 32:1-12; Matthew 19:16-22 Come, follow me. Sometimes I’ve met someone and just like that, I love him or her for no apparent reason. Something in them connected with something in me. It can also happen when I’m on retreat or in deep discussion. Suddenly there is this “oh wow” feeling […]

Saturday 14 July

Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 93; Matthew 10:24-33 Trust in Me Jesus assures his disciples that they can trust in the sovereignty of God completely. While they have left the security of their homes and families to follow him, Jesus further asks them to face hatred and persecution. Will we speak openly of Jesus and not allow […]

Saturday 23 June

2 Chronicles 24:17-25, Psalm 89, Matthew 6:24-34 Living in Freedom We are tempted to regard Jesus’ teachings as impractical, but let’s read them as guidance rather than instruction. Learning to trust guidance takes a while and we do it step by step, gradually letting go of our insecurity and trusting that God will hold us […]

Friday 18 May

Acts 25:13-21; Psalm 103; John 21:15-19 Restored and forgiven When trust has been betrayed it can take a long time to restore and sometimes the relationship is never fully the same again. Jesus shows that he fully accepts the contrition of Simon Peter by trusting him with the greatest of responsibilities. How do I relate […]

Tuesday 24 April

Acts 11:19-26; Ps 87; John 10:22-30 Trust Jesus is telling us that he will look after us. “My sheep hear my voice… No one will snatch them out of my hand.” This means that if we trust God, then he will protect and care for us always. It can be a big leap of faith […]

Sunday 22 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 The Good Shepherd Jesus uses the analogy of the good shepherd caring for his flocks. The animals know and trust their guardian to look after their wellbeing. Our religious guardians care for our spiritual wellbeing. We know and trust them. Let us […]

Saturday 14 April

Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33; John 6:16-21 Trust in god The disciples were at sea, it was rough. Like the Tasman Sea on a blustery day? They were hoping Jesus would meet them. Where has he got to? Then Jesus appears. What a relief! Are there times when we are waiting on Jesus to appear to […]

Monday 9 April

The Annunciation of the Lord Isaiah 7:10-14,8:10; Hebrews 10:4-10; Ps 40; Luke 1:26-38 Trust in the Lord A lovely reading from Luke. Was Mary terrified by the first words of the Angel? Then she accepts what is going to happen. A brave lady. Like Mary, shall we accept the challenges and trials that God sends […]