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Tag Archive for ‘Truth’

On the Synodal Journey

As Catholics, we believe that the Holy Spirit continues to guide the Church into a fuller understanding of the divine mysteries of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Jesus himself tells us as much: “the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all […]

Words and God’s Word

Part 2 of 10 “You have my word on that.” That phrase may not involve signing my name on paper or a legal contract. But, if we think about it, when I actually say, “I give you my word,” that seems to have more clout; it’s more personal.  Failing to keep one’s word can permanently […]

Sunday 18 August

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Prophets cause discomfort Why are prophets so uncomfortable to be around? They don’t follow the norms of political correctness and they speak inconvenient truths most of us are trying not to think about. People became upset at Jeremiah’s tales of destruction […]

Friday 1 May

St Joseph the Worker Acts 13:26-33, Ps.2, John 14:9-6 Way, Truth, Life Paul proclaims twice, “God raised Jesus from the dead;” and that is the Good News. The Lord Jesus says to Thomas, and to us, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” The Lord Jesus is the way we need to follow, […]

Saturday 21st March

Jeremiah 11:18-20. Ps. 7, John 7:40-52 A well-formed conscience acts in truth The guards were expected to arrest Jesus for infringing one of the 613 Jewish commandments. But with no evidence they report “There has never been anybody who spoke like him.” Then Nicodemus calls for justice and respect of the Law. St John Paul […]

Thursday 29 May

Acts 18:1-8, Ps 98, John 16:16-20 Ah what do you mean? Have you ever had the experience of thinking you understand something and then after a lengthy explanation of the topic you have no idea what was said ? Jesus was the master of story telling and for some reason it seems this time what […]

Wednesday 28 May

Acts 17:15,22-18:1, Ps 148, John 16:12-15 Life is pretty strange Life is ever changing. The terrain outside us changes and the terrain inside us changes. Certainties give way to confusion and growth. Dreams become fantasies and realities. Fears become true and become false. We become tired and then renewed. Spirit of Truth take my hand […]

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 3 May

1 Corinthians 15:1-8, Ps 19A, John 14 6-9 Keep to the left or the right? In September we vote in the General election and our elected representatives are warming up already. As followers of Jesus we hear him say to us “I am the Way; I am Truth and Life”. Lets begin considering those who […]

Sunday 17 November

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Malachi 3:19-20, Ps 98, 2 Thess 3:7-12, Luke 21: 5-19 A good guide will forewarn those he is leading of the dangers and difficulties that lie ahead. This is done not to frighten those being accompanied, but to strengthen them to stand firm, persevere, and overcome. The Prophet Malachi tells […]