Don’t Rush

This Sunday’s Gospel story of Martha and Mary is not a story about a competition between being and doing. Both are important. However, it is a story about the importance of stopping and taking the time to be aware of the presence of God in our lives […]

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Who is my neighbour?

Imagine someone you can’t stand. Imagine someone who you find it almost impossible to think of them as having any redeeming qualities.
If we can think of that person then we start to get an idea of how shocking Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan would have been to his audience […]

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Dependence on others

This Gospel is not about Jesus asking us to become destitute beggars. What Jesus is asking is to allow people to take care of us […]

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Remaining Faithful

This Sunday we return to Ordinary Time. In this part of Luke’s Gospel Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem. He knew that he would meet suffering, rejection, betrayal and ultimately death. Along the way Jesus calls people to discipleship. This involves a commitment where following him takes priority over everything else […]

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Hospitality

The message from both readings this week is that we matter to Christ. It is Christ who draws to gather for the Eucharist on a Sunday to teach us through the Liturgy of the Word, heal of what is broken in our lives and nourish us with his Body and Blood in the Eucharist […]

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Fighting Our Fears

The Holy Spirit is not there to deliver us from all our fears but rather to help us face our fears. It is in exercising the gift of the Holy Spirit that, rather than allowing life’s problems to overwhelm us, we find creative solutions […]

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What is Love?

Paul and Barnabas show real love in the First Reading by taking time to visit the disciples and put fresh heart into them. Another example of real love is putting up with trials and tribulations which test us because there is a greater value at stake […]

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