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Lord, increase our faith

Reflections on the readings for Sunday 2 October 2016 (Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time) Habakkuk 1:2-3. 2:2-4; Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9; 2 Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 What would we do if we had more faith? How would our lives be … Continue reading

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Complacent Christians

Reflections on the Scriptures for Sunday 25 September 2016 (Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Amos 6:1a,4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Find the readings here. Amos would probably be labelled ‘hard left’ in today’s political landscape. The 8th century … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Dishonest Steward

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 18 September 2016 (Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Amos 8:4-7;Psalm 113:1-2, 4-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 You can find the readings here. Jesus warns us that we cannot serve two masters. What implications … Continue reading

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Following Jesus and hating family

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 4 September 2016 (Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time) Wisdom 9:13-18b; Psalm 90:3-6, 12-17;Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 FInd the readings here. Today’s Gospel certainly counts as one of the ‘hard sayings’ of Jesus: hate … Continue reading

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Kingdom Etiquette

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 28th August 2016 (Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sirach 3:17-20; Psalm 68:4-7, 10-11; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Luke 14:1, 7-14 (Find the readings here) In the Gospel reading today, Jesus has been invited to dinner at … Continue reading

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Lord, will only a few be saved?

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 21 August 2016 (Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time) Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30.Find the readings here One of the people following Jesus on his way to Jerusalem asks him: “Will only … Continue reading

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Fire on the Earth

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 14 August 2016 (Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40:2-4, 18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Find the readings here. In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks of fire on the earth, a distressing … Continue reading

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