Monthly Archives: January 2011

Salt and Light

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 6 February 2011 Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 Followers of Jesus are called to be the salt and the light of the world. In other words, the world should be … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Poor

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 30 January 2011 Zephaniah 2:3,3:12-13; Psalm 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes are Jesus’ manifesto, his alternate vision for humanity. They describe a downside-up world where the poor, mournful, meek and hungry … Continue reading

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Hope and Amazement

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 23 January 2011 Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27:1,4,13-14; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17; Matthew 4:12-23 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” These words of confident hope are easy to pray in … Continue reading

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Living our Calling

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 16 January 2011 Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 I always imagine John the Baptist as a very intense, focused person, utterly caught up in his calling to … Continue reading

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The Power of God in a Different Key

Reflections on the readings for Sunday 9 January 2011 Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17 The baptism of Jesus marks the beginning of his public ministry. He joins in the queue to be baptised by John, … Continue reading

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