A Reflection for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Be Holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy. In the rural Ireland of the 1950s and ‘60s where I grew up, to tell someone "you are holy", would be vigorously rejected; rather, the person would acknowledge, quite readily, being a sinner. Monthly confession and the parish mission left us in no doubt about the state that we were in. I cannot recall having ever heard a preacher tell a congregation that they were holy!

A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Among the many themes for today are forgiveness and reconciliation: “First go and be reconciled with your brother…” PRAYER found in Auschwitz:

A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Be salt, as Jesus said, putting flavour into other’s lives,” mused Pete, “or be a light to help others find and praise God?” Once a group of teenagers were at a birthday party. They were a happy group. Just then the light in the room went out, but a birthday cake appeared with eighteen lighted candles. Great cheers and laughter ensued.