Reflections

  You are witnesses to this

Apr 18, 2021
The gospel this Sunday mentions that he opened their minds to understand what he had done and what it meant. The disciples on the road first and then the apostles and disciples in Jerusalem are brought into understanding the truth of his life. We have been doing it ever since. ‘What do events mean today…
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  Reflection - Jesus is risen

Apr 18, 2021
The prisoners shared with Haiti their feelings of loneliness, frustration and depression. They also shared about how much they miss their families, as well as their longing to make a new start in life.
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  My Lord and my God!

Apr 11, 2021
Is this a request or a demand to Thomas? Is this a question for the other disciples as well? Thomas responds with five words that have echoed through the centuries through every generation of Christian people: ‘My Lord and my God!’
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  He saw and he believed

Apr 04, 2021
This was a belief that they were prepared to lay down their lives to defend, they would not give up their faith which made them people of destiny: destined to be one with the Trinity of Love. Amazing and wonderful even today.
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  In truth, this man was a son of God

Mar 27, 2021
"Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it. He came to fill it with his presence."
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  When I am lifted up I will draw all people to myself

Mar 20, 2021
There is the paradox of a person who loves their life and can ‘lose’ it yet another who ‘hates’ their life, will gain it. This is clearly illustrated in sport. In tennis, a player must remain loose and relaxed in order to win. Becoming tense will hinder good shot-making or stamina.
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  God loved the world so much

Mar 13, 2021
These words from Jesus to Nicodemus are an explicit description of what Jesus was doing, encouraging people to believe in him and because of their faith in him to receive eternal life!
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  Zeal for your house will devour me

Mar 07, 2021
The gospel was written for future generations of believers who did not see him or hear the spoken testimony of the disciples who knew Jesus in the flesh.
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  Reflection - The Paschal Candle

Mar 02, 2021
The prisoners shared with Haiti their feelings of loneliness, frustration and depression. They also shared about how much they miss their families, as well as their longing to make a new start in life.
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  The drama of Transfiguration

Feb 27, 2021
Our life in Christ, that is, through baptism, is often misunderstood. Mark is informing his battling community that following Jesus has consequences, what happened to him will happen to us. Are we ready for it?
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  The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert

Feb 21, 2021
Forty days or forty years has a special significance in the scriptures, it means a time of testing, of having to depend on God alone, of coming to the realisation that spiritual insight demands preparation.
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  Ash Wednesday

Feb 17, 2021
Today, on Ash Wednesday, in many parts of the world, we won't even begin mass because of the Covid restrictions. Ash Wednesday without Ashes. But we can still reflect on the meaning of Lent.
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  He healed with a touch

Feb 07, 2021
Jesus starts his ministry with two healing incidents, one for a man, the other for a woman. Sickness or illness leading to death is a cause for atheism. It attracts followers because their prayers or desires are not answered. Here is a mystery without easy answers but we know Jesus understands our human…
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  The need for human contact

Feb 07, 2021
The need for human contact is keen in us as human beings. The leper in the gospel was ostracised by being forced to live outside the village in empty places. He had to wear torn clothing, heap dirt on his head and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean’. What a humiliating, degrading life he endured!
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  He taught them with authority.

Jan 31, 2021
Two things are evident: one, that the scriptures tell us God uses unlikely people to proclaim God’s truth, that his people can be slow to recognise his presence among us. Second, Jesus heals people from the start of his ministry. He gives us an example.
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  Reflection - Finding God during our times of confinement

Jan 28, 2021
Fr Paul Glynn’s reflection on seeking God while living under COVID 19 restrictions.
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  Jesus calls two sets of brothers to follow him

Jan 24, 2021
We are reminded today as well as throughout the history of Christianity that following the person of Jesus and acting on his words and deeds may involve risk, will always involve risk somewhere at some time.
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  Discipleship - the act of being called to live deeply

Jan 14, 2021
The gospel today describes the act of discipleship; how it begins and where it leads. It is a call to people throughout history too, to follow Jesus, to become a Spirit-filled person like him.
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  Reflection - The Epiphany of the Lord - We have come to do him homage

Jan 03, 2021
They disappear from the gospels never to be seen or heard of again but they played their part in God’s unfolding plan. Like Joseph, they obeyed the dream they had and returned home by a different route. We note their obedience.
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  Reflection - The Baptism of the Lord

Jan 03, 2021
We think of baptism in the Church as a predictable sacrament yet the baptism of Jesus informs us that the Holy Spirit descends upon us, though we do not hear the voice of the Father. We know that we have become the beloved sons and daughters of God.
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