The readings for this Sunday come as a challenge and a warning, but as a consolation too. The text from Isaiah is reflective of many of the prophets who measure true righteousness and fidelity to God as how we live in community and treat each other: Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own.
Author:- January 26, 2023
Power in Weakness and Wisdom in Foolishness – Be of Happy Attitudes! Today in our world many people are wounded, lonely and lost. Often, many have lost an ability to trust and love. Each day we see many examples of vulnerable groups wanting their voice to be heard and included. In our media, mainstream and social, we learn about campaigns and protests for women’s and children’s rights, the protection of nature, migrant rights, better healthcare, better education, and anti-racism campaigns as well as efforts to end corruption ranging from governments to churches so that justice may be realised in unjust societies.
Author:- January 15, 2023
The imagery of fishermen is often used in literature that is promoting vocation to the religious life. ‘Follow me, and I will make you fish for people’ (Matthew 4:19). Jesus proclaimed: ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’ (4:17), and that ‘mission statement’ echoes what John the Baptist had already proclaimed (3:2).
Author:- December 24, 2022
A call to a special vocation. Each one of us has a vocation, called by God to a particular task to be accomplished while we are in this world. In today’s readings, we see three persons, Isaiah, Paul and Jesus, who were entrusted with a special vocation. It is God who calls us. His call is an invitation to participate in His mission to save humanity, a special vocation entrusted to particular persons.
Author:- December 23, 2022