Tag Archives: hope

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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Easter Sunday

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 27 March 2016 Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 (Find them here) This is the day that the Lord has made! Today we rejoice in the wonder of the … Continue reading

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Finding the Story

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 4 May 2014 [Third Sunday of Easter] Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 (find the readings here.) The road to Emmaus begins as a hollow, sorrowful journey. The … Continue reading

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Living in Hope

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 6 April 2014 (Fifth Sunday of Lent)Psalm 130:1-8; Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 [Find the readings here.) Hope is an essential part of the Christian faith, the stubborn belief that there is always … Continue reading

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Advent 3 – The Desert Blooms

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 15 December 2013 (Third Sunday of Advent) Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10; Psalm 146:6-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 (Find the readings here.) What does God-among-us look like? For Isaiah it is flowers blooming in the desert. … Continue reading

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Whose voice is heard?

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 27 October 2013 (Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18; Psalm 34:2-3, 1-19, 23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 Find the readings here.  Whose prayers are heard by God? The psalm is … Continue reading

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