Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 29 September 2013 (Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Amos 6:1a,4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Amos the prophet of social justice points a finger at the wealthy in his society, condemning them … Continue reading

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Starting again

I have been posting here for three years now. That means that I’ve worked through the whole cycle of the Lectionary and am back where I started. I hope I’m a little further along the road in some ways. As … Continue reading

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Cheating the old master

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 22 September 2013 Amos 8:4-7;Psalm 113:1-2, 4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 Jesus warns us that we cannot serve two masters. What implications does that have for how we relate to authority? Paul writing … Continue reading

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Grace

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 15 September 2013 Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 17, 19; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 The religious elite in Jesus’ day could not understand how he could befriend tax collectors and sinners, those … Continue reading

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Detachment

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 8 September 2013 Wisdom 9:13-18b; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17;Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 This is one of the ‘hard sayings’ of Jesus: hate your family, renounce all your possessions. My instant reaction is – ‘Jesus … Continue reading

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