Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 31 July 2011 Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145:8-9, 15-18; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus has just heard about the gratuitous and petty murder of his cousin and mentor, John the … Continue reading

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The Pearl of Great Price

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 24 July 2011 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-46 When I hear the story of Solomon asking for wisdom, it always strikes me that he had to … Continue reading

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On Parables and Living with Ambiguity

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 17 July 2011 Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 Matthew gives an interpretation of the parable of the wheat and the weeds which turns it into an allegory of sorts, … Continue reading

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The Slow Work of God

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 10 July 2011 Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 65:10-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 The rains soaking the earth, the seed sprouting – the images in today’s reading are of a world bursting with life. Here we … Continue reading

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