Monthly Archives: June 2012

Death and Life

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 1 July 2012 Wisdom 1:13-15, 2:23-24; Psalm 30:2, 6-8, 11-13; 2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5:21-43 The Old Testament equivalent of ‘and they lived happily ever after’ is: ‘and he died, old and … Continue reading

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The Naming of John the Baptist

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 24 June 2012 Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66, 80  Today we reflect upon the birth and the naming of John the Baptist, and on the wonder of our own calling. … Continue reading

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Small Beginnings

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 17 June 2012 Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Mark 4:26-34 God works in mysterious ways. I wonder how often we fail to recognise what God is doing in the world because … Continue reading

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The Body and Blood of Christ

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 10 June 2012 Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 116:12-13, 15-18; Hebrews 9:11-15; Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 As in many ancient cultures, Israelite religion included blood sacrifice. Its significance is assumed but not really explained in the Old … Continue reading

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The Holy Trinity and the Great Commission

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 3 June 2012 Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 30-40; Psalm 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Romans 8:14-17; Matthew 28:16-20 Matthew’s Gospel closes with the ‘Great Commission’ where Jesus commands the Church to share in the ongoing mission of … Continue reading

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