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I’m not being unjust!

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 September 2020 There is a saying, “Unrealistic expectations are premeditated resentments“. Merely expecting something to happen will not make it happen. Developmental psychologist Jean Piaget noted that young children have difficulty distinguishing between the subjective and objective worlds. Piaget referred to this as...

Discernment and the Sower

The Gospel reading of today’s liturgy is the well known parable of the Sower sowing the seed (Luke 8:4-15) What really is left to say about this parable? In fact it is pretty straight-forward in its message, especially as Jesus himself gives the explanation! So I decided today at...

Women. Friends of Jesus.

The women who accompanied Jesus Jesus made his way through towns and villages preaching, and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of God. With him went the Twelve, as well as certain women who had been cured of evil spirits and ailments: Mary surnamed the Magdalene, from whom...

Unconditional Love as Faith

Acknowledging Universalis Commentary for Gospel of Thursday Week 24 Ordinary Time This is a story of devotion and repentance, but a story also of the welcome of Jesus. A story of the unconditional love of God, embodied in Jesus, the incarnation of the Divine Covenant made by God with...

Treasures of the Heart

Our Lady of Sorrows The devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows flourished in the Middle Ages, and the hymn Stabat Mater was composed for it; At the Cross her station keeping,stood the mournful Mother weeping,close to her Son to the last. Through her heart, His sorrow sharing,all His bitter...

A time to be slow …

This is the time to be slow,Lie low to the wallUntil the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to letThe wire brush of doubtScrape from your heartAll sense of yourselfAnd your hesitant light. If you remain generous,Time will come good;And you will find your feetAgain on...

Saturday 21 March 2020 – Certainty

The Lord says this: They will search for me in their misery. ‘Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces, but he will heal us; he has struck us down, but he will bandage our wounds; after a day or two he will bring...

Monday 2 March 2020 – Holiness

Monday of the 1st week of Lent 2 March 2020  Leviticus 19:1-2,11-18                    The Lord spoke to Moses; he said: ‘Speak to the whole community of the sons of Israel and say to them: ‘“Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.    ‘“You must not steal...

Sunday 1 March 2020 – Lenten Abundance

1st Sunday of Lent 1 March 2020  Genesis 2:7-9,3:1-7                         The Lord God fashioned man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became a living being.   The Lord God planted a garden in Eden which is in the...

Thursday 27 Feb., 2020 – Your Goodness

  Deuteronomy 30:15-20                                 Moses said to the people: ‘See, today I set before you life and prosperity, death and disaster. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I enjoin on you today, if you love the Lord your God and follow his ways,...

Thursday 28 November 2019 – Created in Whose Image

Daniel 6:12-28 The presidents and satraps came along in a body and found Daniel praying and pleading with God. They then came to the king and said, ‘Have you not just signed an edict forbidding any man for the next thirty days to pray to anyone, god or man,...

Friday 15 November, 2019 – Rhythms of Presence

The normal rhythm of a day includes times when the joy of the day and the bright sunshine, blue skies, birds singing and beauty surrounds you. And then this fades and gives way to the shadows and fears of night and the unknowing of darkness. The ocean waves rejoice...

Wednesday 13 February, 2019 – Intention arises in the heart

Genesis recounts the Creation.  A movement of division and diversity.  From one whole, comes many parts. Heaven and earth, light and darkness, day and night, evening and morning, waters above heaven and waters below, earth and seas, diverse vegetation, Sun and Moon with the stars. In the beginning God...

Monday 4 February, 2019 – I will not fail you

The heroes of faith listed in the reading from the Hebrews 11:32-40 were, “weak people given strength.” In today’s Gospel text Mark 5:1-20, we hear that no one had the strength to control the demoniac.  He was possessed by something very powerful.  Our world today is also possessed by...

Wednesday 9th May, 2018 – God leads us.

Rome is a beautiful city.  A very historical city.  We know that there are more churches in Rome than in any other city in the world.  I think you could live here for a life time and never visit every church in Rome.  The churches are highly decorated.  There...

How memory works

How memory works The Conversation By Jee Hyun Kim and Wes Mountain Jee Hyun Kim is head of the Developmental Psychobiology Lab at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Wes Mountain is the Deputy Multimedia Editor at The Conversation. Originally published in The Conversation.

Thursday 1st December, 2016 – Being Blindsided

Shadow and Being Blindsided “… like most dark nights of the soul, wounds expectedly and at a particularly vulnerable part of ourselves. When you read the literature on nights of the soul by the great mystics, you see that a dark night of the soul almost always hits you in...