Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

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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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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Your Father delights to give you the kingdom

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 7 August 2016 (Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-22; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-12; Luke 12:32-48.  You can find the readings here. The readings evoke for us the way to live … Continue reading

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The Still Centre

Reflections on the readings for Sunday 2 March 2014 [Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time] Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 (find the readings here) Our experience of life can be scary, confusing, anxiety-provoking. It can be … Continue reading

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