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Lectio Divina

Dare to Believe?

Inspiration …Next Sunday’s Gospel from Matthew speaks about ‘your virtue’ going ‘deeper than that of the Scribes and Pharisees.’  This is prompted a very interesting reflection just a while ago, as Sisters in our Community shared a little, the words of this Gospel with which they have been praying during this week.You will remember that in Luke’s Gospel, when the sisters Martha and Mary welcomed the Lord to their home, Mary sat at his feet and listened to Him (cf Lk 10:38-42).Well, the connection in my head and in my reflection was that Jesus is our virtue – God is our virtue.  We believe and we know that the source of all goodness is in God … in fact is God working in us, with our free desire to be and to do good.  We are not by any means puppets or marionettes!  But the thought that came to […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Liturgy|0 Comments

4th Sunday of Lent – Year C

I think if I had to choose just one Gospel passage to reflect on for the rest of my life I would choose the parable of the Prodigal son. Already I have probably spent more time with it than any other piece of Scripture mainly because it raised issues for me and I knew that if I could stay with it until it revealed God鈥檚 word to me, it would change me. For a long time I couldn鈥檛 get my head around the idea that the Father could love these two sons so much, that they could be in the presence of such love, and not experience it. How could it be? I can understand it happening with a human parent. Many of us I鈥檓 sure only under stood how much our parents loved us, when we got to the stage in our own lives, where we were able […]

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

What, for me, is the parable of the Vineyard labourers saying? Firstly, it is a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven. It is telling us the kind of God our God is – the God revealed by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Father in the person of his Son Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is a God who seeks us his fallen human creatures from dawn to dusk i.e. from the dawn of creation to the end of time. His one desire is to reunite the whole human race to Himself in Christ. It is through the Church in the Sacrament of Baptism that we enter the Kingdom of Heaven.In the parable we see those called at daybread and right through the day to the 11th hour. At the close of the parable we see how the words of the 1st Reading at Mass are borne out – that God’s […]

By |September 19th, 2011|Liturgy|0 Comments

St Mary Magdalene – 22nd July

Today is the feast-day of St Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the Apostles, and Patroness of the Order of Preachers. We’re lucky to have her! As I think about her now, you know, she’s quite an inspiration, a good teacher.In the Gospel according to John, we read:”Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes.But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb, …”(John 20:8-11)Just these few verses got me thinking – about how the disciples left and she stayed. They went home, but she had no home to go to. JESUS was her home – that’s why.The disciples had left everything to follow JESUS, […]

Third Sunday of Advent

This 3rd Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday – The Latin word ‘Gaudete’ means rejoice! On the Advent wreath the pink candle is lit – there is an air of expectancy that the Lord’s coming is near.The entrance antiphon for the Mass of this Sunday invites us: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near. 1st Reading – Zephaniah 3:14-18Responsorial Psalm: Isaias 12:2-62nd Reading Philippians 4:4-7Gospel: Luke10-18Each week we, as a community share our reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings – having spent the whole week prayerfully reflecting on them during lectio divina – here we share two reflections from this evening:Reflection 1Last week John the Baptist had “proclaimed a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” – This week we meet John again in the Gospel. Today there is a feeling of expectancy in the air as […]

By |December 11th, 2009|Liturgy|0 Comments

WORD OF LOVE?

The Readings for this Sunday鈥檚 Eucharist could be said to be difficult 鈥 difficult to understand and difficult to accept 鈥 at least the Reading from the Book of Daniel, and the Gospel from St Mark. Here is just a little 鈥榩iece of my mind鈥 that I would like to share, on the Gospel, as I tried to see a little more than what at first meets the eye.I reminded myself that as I hear: 鈥楾his is the Gospel of the Lord鈥 I must remember that this is a word of love – so if I can鈥檛 find the 鈥榣ove鈥, then I must take a closer look. As we were reminded here during the week, we must not only accept the words of Scripture which appeal to us 鈥 all Scripture, every syllable, is a communication of the love of God to each of us. So […]

By |November 15th, 2009|Liturgy|0 Comments

鈥榗ups and pots and bronze dishes鈥

22nd Sunday in Ordinary time Yr BGospel from Mark 7:1-8;14-15;21-23鈥榗ups and pots and bronze dishes鈥橶hat are these before the Lord? 鈥 nothing 鈥nd not only nothing, but empty.Why do you hide behind them?Why do you make them out to be so important?Why won鈥檛 you follow Me?You 鈥 not the cups and pots and bronze dishes 鈥 you are the one I want, not these empty, lifeless things. They are only useful for holding and carrying, but I want you to contain Me 鈥 I want to live and be alive in you.We are invited to give up trying to control God, trying to make God out to be what we think He should be. But, we don鈥檛 believe in God so as to be able to force His hand, to have control over how He acts, to tell Him how to be God. God is not […]