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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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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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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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Not Peace but a Sword

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 18 August 2013 Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40:2-4, 18; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Jesus’ message of love, grace and forgiveness got him killed. How is that possible? Why didn’t the world welcome him with … Continue reading

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