13th Sept, Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

Introduction Constant faith through every sufferings is our theme today. In the first reading we have the image of the suffering servant who trusts in God despite fierce torture. Christ in the gospel, points to his own sufferings to come in the same spirit. Lets confess any ways we lack faith and trust in God … [Read more…]

Refugee Crisis

Dear readers, The recent refugee crisis, and the image of the body of that little boy washed up on the beach left me shocked beyond measure. Where is our Christian care in Europe? But then again cold hard economics and money are the new gods we worship and sacrifice our very souls for. Where is … [Read more…]

6th of Sept, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time,

Introduction “The eyes of the blind shall be opened, the ears of the deaf unsealed”. Our readings envisage the cleansing of the earth and the coming of justice in Christ. James shows this was needed even in the early flock where distinctions are made between the poor and rich at mass. Christ in the Gospel … [Read more…]

30th Aug, Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time B

Introduction “Pure unspoilt religion is this, to come to the help of orphans and widows and keep oneself uncontaminated by the world”. Our readings this week focus on true and false faith. Christ criticises those who honor God with their lips but whose hearts are far from Him. Lets confess any hypocrisy in our lives. … [Read more…]

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Dear friends and beloved readers, I hope as the children prepare to go back to school that you have had a great summer, and look forward to an even greater autumn. Today instead of a poem, or a piece of my novel – they will follow soon, I offer a few other reflections that I … [Read more…]

August 23rd, Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction “We have no intention of deserting the Lord our God” our first reading says. Yet many do so today. As some did when Christ taught the reality of his eucharistic presence. “Will you also go away”, He said to disciples. Lets confess ways we desert the gospel when it doesn’t agree with worldly views.. … [Read more…]

August 16th, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B.

Introduction For a fourth week readings deal with the Eucharist. This in itself tells us of its paramount importance. In the first reading its associated with wisdom. Christ tells us communion with Him is the way to happiness, a share in the life of God even in this world. Lets confess ways any failure to … [Read more…]