Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Visit of the Magi

Reflections on the readings for Sunday 2 January 2011 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 The ‘three wise men’ who bring the Christ child gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh is one of our iconic … Continue reading

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Family Ties

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 26 December 2010 Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 The Feast of the Holy Family, celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas, focuses upon Joseph’s little family as a model … Continue reading

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Son of David Son of God

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 19 December 2010 Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 The Old Testament prophets are often read simply as foretellers of Jesus’ coming. We sell ourselves short if we stop there: their message … Continue reading

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Finding Flowers in the Desert

Reflections on the readings for Sunday 12 December 2010 Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146:6-10; Matthew 11:2-11; James 5:7-10 What are the signs that God is come among us? The prophet Isaiah describes it as the desert blooming – the barren … Continue reading

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