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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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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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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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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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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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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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