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Reflections

A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In these readings we are told that Jesus is speaking directly to his disciples. As we listen, are we still willing to live as disciples convinced that the life, death and teaching of Jesus still has relevance to our life today?

A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The contrasting images are compelling and challenge not just our imagination but also the focus of our spiritual life and mission: Isaiah’s vision of “the Lord sitting on a high throne… his glory fills the whole earth”, and Mark’s depiction of Jesus who “sat down and taught the crowds from the boat”. One sitting on a high throne, the other sitting in a boat; Both in the midst of, and communicating with, different throngs: the Lord of hosts surrounded by Angels and Seraphs, while the disciples see Jesus surrounded by a needy crowd, hungry to hear the Word.

A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus saw that there was little or no faith in the hearts of his own people.  Speaking in the synagogue at Nazareth turned out for Him to be a great disappointment.   But he knew already that "no prophet is ever accepted in his own country."