Monthly Archives: October 2011

Leadership

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 30 October 2011 Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; Psalm 131; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus and Malachi both pointed the prophetic finger at the religious leaders of their own days, exposing their self-serving ways. … Continue reading

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Love as Social Justice

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 23 October 2011 Exodus 22:20-26 (21-27); Psalm 18:1-4, 47, 51; 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40 To the extent that we love God with all our being and doing, and love our fellow human beings … Continue reading

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Render unto Caesar

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 16 October 2011 Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Matthew 22:15-21 Politics makes unlikely bedfellows. The Pharisees and the Herodians, the ‘God-squad’ and the collaborators with the Roman oppressors, … Continue reading

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Invitation to Abundance

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 9 October 2011 Isaiah 25:6-10a; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 The prophet Isaiah describes a glorious feast at the end of the ages, a time and space when the kingdom of God … Continue reading

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