8 March, Wednesday — On God’s Terms

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent Jer 18:18-20Mt 20:17-28 “You do not know what you are asking,” Jesus answered. “Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink?” When John and James’ mother approached Jesus with her request that her sons sit at the left and right of Jesus, she (and her... Continue Reading →

12 January, Thursday — Faith

Thursday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time Heb 3:7-14Mk 1:40-45 A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: “If you want to,” he said, “you can cure me.” I have been writing for Oxygen for probably ten years or more now. Sometimes, reflections don’t come easily; you’ve really got to dig deep into... Continue Reading →

10 January, Tuesday — Among Us

Tuesday of Week 1 in Ordinary Time Heb 2:5-12Mk 1:21-28 “but we do see in Jesus one who was for a short while made lower than the angels…by God’s grace he had to experience death for all mankind. There is a quote in one of my favourite novels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, that goes, “You... Continue Reading →

6 December, Tuesday — Love Song

Dec 6 – Memorial for St. Nicholas, bishop St. Nicholas (d. 346) was a priest and abbot, and the bishop of Myra, Lycia (modern Turkey). He was generous to the poor, and a special protector of the innocent and wrong. Many stories grew up around him prior to his becoming Santa Claus. One story is... Continue Reading →

30 July, Saturday — Doing the Right Thing

Jul 30 – Memorial for St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor An adult convert, St. Peter (406-450) fought paganism and heresy, enforced reforms, and built several churches and ornate altars in his see. A preacher with outstanding language skills, he was given the name ‘Chrysologus’, referring to his ‘golden word’. 176 of his sermons have... Continue Reading →

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