A Reflection for the Twenty Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

In St. John’s account of the trial and subsequent execution of Jesus, Jesus tells Pontius Pilate that “I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth”. Pilate asks the most profound of questions, “What is Truth”?

A Reflection for the 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today’s gospel passage from Matthew is also told in Mark and Luke. Indeed, in Mark where Jesus asks his disciples “Who do you say that I am?”, it is the central passage of the gospel. Many a retreat and many a day of reflection are devoted to this question of Jesus, as addressed to me, “Who do you say that I am?”

A Reflection for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Emmeline Pankhurst, the noted political activist and early feminist advocate struggled to convince Victorian and Edwardian Britain of the glaring injustice to women that denial of voting rights brought about. Her Suffragette movement not only protested vocally

A Reflection for the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today's gospel is about faith and doubt. It invites us to a good reflection on the lake stories that are found in all four gospels. At times we read a lake story from the public life of Jesus and it strikes us that that it would be much more appropriate if it were told

A Reflection for the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Like those five thousand, not counting the women and children, who gathered to hear Jesus, we too want to listen to his words and to receive his life. We may feel the way that the disciples did. Faced with so many kinds of hunger in our world, we might say to ourselves:...

A Reflection for the Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

I never get excited about who has won the Lotto though it is one kind of treasure. There’s great variety in hearing what different people consider important in life – we know the saying from Scripture “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”