Monthly Archives: July 2012

Our Daily Bread

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 5 August 2012 Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15; Psalm 78:3-4, 23-25, 54; Ephesians 4:17, 20-24; John 6:24-35 The desert is a dangerous place. Who would choose to go there unless they had to? Yet so much … Continue reading

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Multiplying the Loaves and Fish

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 29 July 2012 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-11, 15-18; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15 Several of Jesus’ miracles echo those performed by the prophets Elijah and Elisha. Elisha fed one hundred men from twenty barley … Continue reading

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Shepherd leaders

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 22 July 2012 Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Mark 6:30-34; Ephesians 2:13-18 The political and religious leaders in Jeremiah’s time failed their people spectacularly, with catastrophic consequences. Sound familiar? Their foolish and self-serving choices led … Continue reading

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Welcoming God’s Messengers

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 15 July 2012 Amos 7:12-15; Psalm 85:9-14; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:7-13 Amos was not born and trained to the life of a prophet. He was a farmer from Judah, but God sent him as … Continue reading

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Rejection

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 8 July 2012 Ezekiel 2:2-5; Psalm 123:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 What do you do when you are convinced that you have been called to be or do something but no one seems … Continue reading

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