8 June, Wednesday – Pointing the way or simply pointing fingers?

Wednesday of Week 10 in Ordinary Time 1 Kgs 18:20-39Mt 5:17-19 How long do you mean to hobble first on one leg then on the other? This scripture reading has always filled my imagination with pictures of the greatness of God. The fire raining down and devouring all that is Baal. And that is a picture I... Continue Reading →

12 May, Thursday – God’s plan for us

Thursday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 13:13-25Jn 13:16-20 No servant is greater than his master I have always enjoyed watching period dramas; and the part that always interests me are the 'cloak and dagger' actions of the different subordinates whenever there is a change in the monarch. The power dynamics often shift and... Continue Reading →

16 April, Saturday — Easter Vigil

Dear Readers, The Easter Vigil Mass features a total of nine readings. It is an Oxygen tradition to have a reflection for each of these readings. This Easter, we feature a few of our regular contributors and welcome back Daryl. It is a long read, but we hope you enjoy the reflections and be inspired... Continue Reading →

25 March, Friday — Sacrifices

25 Mar – Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord The annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary by Gabriel the Archangel, that she was to be the Mother of God (Luke 1), the Word being made flesh through the power of the Holy Spirit. The feast probably originated about the time of the Council of Ephesus... Continue Reading →

18 February, Friday — Best Efforts

Friday of Week 6 in Ordinary Time Jas 2:14-24,26Mk 8:34-9:1 Faith is like that: if good works do not go with it, it is quite dead.  How much is enough? When Jesus says, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me”, where do we draw the line and say, “This... Continue Reading →

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