27 July, Tuesday — Shhhhhhhhh!

Tuesday of Week 17 in Ordinary Time Exo 3:7-11;34:5-9,38Mt 13:36-43 “Listen, anyone who has ears!” I marvel at how some people have the amazing ability to ‘tune out’ and only listen/accept what they want to hear when receiving advice or counsel. It is almost as if they are self-censoring ideas and thoughts through their own... Continue Reading →

25 July, Sunday — “Feed me”

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 4:42-44Eph 4:1-6Jn 6:1-15 Bear with one another charitably… I have always found the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 extremely rich in its teaching. What strikes me most is how it was a little boy from whom Jesus took the loaves in order to feed the multitudes.... Continue Reading →

19 July, Monday – One More Sign

Monday of Week 16 in Ordinary Time Ex 14:5-18Mt 12:38-42 ...we should like to see a sign from you Sign: an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else. So often when I am making a decision, big or small, I pray for God to give... Continue Reading →

18 July, Sunday – Dividing Walls

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jer 23:1-6Eph 2:13-18Mk 6:30-34  ….and he has broken down the dividing wall In Ephesians today we hear, “…For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility,…” The dividing wall is a metaphor taken from the wall that divided the... Continue Reading →

17 July, Saturday – Humility at Heart

Saturday of Week 15 in Ordinary Time Exo 12:37-42Mt 12:14-21 “Here is my servant who I have chosen…I will endow him with my spirit, and he will proclaim the true faith to the nations.” As ‘cradle Catholics’ (not ready for the grave yet), we know that our Lord gave us two commandments. One is to... Continue Reading →

11 July, Sunday — On deaf ears

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Amo 7:12-15Mk 6:7-13 “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.” It always happens to those who start dispensing advice, no matter how good the intentions are. At some point, this question will be thrown back at you, “Who are you to...?” And no matter how polite the other party tries to... Continue Reading →

10 July, Saturday – To Save Our Soul

Saturday of Week 14 in Ordinary Time Gen 49:29-33,50:15-26Mt 10:24-33 "fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell" In shows with supernatural themes, it is not uncommon to come across a storyline where a character sells their soul to the devil in return for something they want in this world. It... Continue Reading →

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