Scripture: Daniel 3:25, 34-43Matthew 18:21-35 Reflection: The Hard Grace of Knowing Sin In Luke’s gospel, after preaching to a crowd on the shore of Lake Galilee, Jesus tells Peter to put out into the deep and cast the nets. Despite fishing that night and catching » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-15abLuke 4:24-30 Reflection: “Get out of Town” “Get out of town”, is a phrase we used in the old days when we heard something that we couldn’t believe. That is literally what the people of Nazareth told Jesus, when He told them » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-171 Corinthians 1:22-25John 2:13-25 Reflection: “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” -John 2:16 I just returned from breakfast with an old friend. But for the masks we wore and the fact that we were the only two » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 7:14-15, 18-20Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Reflection: The familiar story of the prodigal son is traditionally a lesson about the forgiveness of God. But, on a deeper level it is a story, addressed to the elite of Israel, of Jesus’ radical notion that God is » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28aMatthew 21:33-43, 45-46 Reflection: The Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit. -Matthew 21:43 Those poor Pharisees! Doesn’t Jesus see they’re only trying to protect and lead the people? » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-10Luke 16:19-31 Reflection: Wealth, Poverty, and Freedom Today’s Gospel selection from St. Luke shares the familiar parable of the unnamed rich man and the poor man Lazarus. In it Jesus highlights how “things” can blind us and hinder our need to reach out » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 18:18-20Matthew 20:17-28 Reflection: Leadership is a demanding ministry. It might also be said to be an ‘art’ and a subtle one at that. It is far easier in a time when a group or organisation is growing and progressing – such times are » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20Matthew 23:1-12 Reflection: “Come now, let us set things right, says the LORD:Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow;Though they be crimson red, they may become white as wool.If you are willing, and obey, you shall eat » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 9:4-10Luke 6:36-38 Reflection: The first reading from the Book of Daniel for this Monday in Lent is an anguished cry of sorrow and an urgent plea for God’s mercy. This book was written some 160 years before the birth of Jesus by an » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18Romans 8:31b-34Mark 9:2-10 Reflection: Together we enter into this 2nd week of Lent, continuing our journey to Easter, faithful to our commitment of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. God calls us to come to the mountain top, to search out those » Continue Reading.