Monthly Archives July 2017

You have Asked for Wisdom

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time In our first reading today Solomon was asked a question by the Lord – “what would you like me to give you”? No doubt many of us could think of a number of ways we could respond to this question, but note the first instinct of Solomon was to ask for the ability to be able to discern between good and evil. This surprising answer is essentially asking for the wisdom of God, or put another way, to be able to see the world how God sees the world. This is something for us all
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A Sower Went Out To Sow…

15th Sunday in Ordinary TIme   The writer of the letter to the Hebrews tells us  “At many moments in the past and by many means, God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets; but in our time, in the final days, he has spoken to us in the person of his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made all things.” (Hebrews1:1-2)    God has spoken directly to us; revealing Himself in the Son – Jesus Christ.   Yet, in this Sunday’s Gospel (Matt: 13:1-23), Our Lord tells us; “Truly I say to you, many
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My yoke is easy and my burden light

As we journey through life in a world affected by sin, we are bound to face grief, suffering and turmoil. At times like this, we can be heavy of heart, and we can feel abandoned and alone.  Yet, the fundamental message of the cross is that God became one of us and join us in our struggles so that He could lead us to the joy of His peace. This Sunday’s Gospel (Matt 11:25-30), Our Lord reminds us again to turn to Him in our struggle.  His words are very comforting; “Come to me, all you who labour and are
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