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A Reflection for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

One evening at supper a young girl sat with her parents as they talked about all sorts of things. Schoolwork and homework were high on the agenda; so were good results and ‘doing well’. Expectations were obviously high; achievement equals ‘good’; doing badly equals ‘failure’; wealth equals ‘success’. The young girl was listening. She wasn’t ‘good at school’. Quietly she left the table and, taking the dishes to the kitchen, she washed them carefully, even though she found it...

Author: admin - February 2, 2020

A Reflection for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Unlike the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, the Gospel according to John has a rather plain description of John the Baptist. It makes no mention of his eccentric lifestyle or dress (living in the desert, wearing camel hair), or of his strange diet (eating locusts and wild honey). The text doesn’t even use the title ‘John the Baptist’. However, one point in the Fourth Gospel is very clear, recording that the Baptist does not want any case of mistaken identity; he asserts that he is definitely not the Christ, nor even a Messiah look-alike. John is a witness to the light; he is not the light. He is merely a forerunner in the vanguard party.

Author: admin - January 19, 2020

A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Christmas

Jn. 1: 1-18   So, it is 2020! A new year, a new start for a new decade. But what’s new in the world – we might be tempted to go down the line of saying it’s the “same old, same old”.  However, today’s Scripture reminds us that the new calendar year is still…

Author: admin - January 3, 2020

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