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A Reflection for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this gospel passage Jesus teaches us about marriage. It is for life, and this life-long commitment remains the Christian ideal. To receive any sacrament one needs faith, faith in Jesus Christ. During marriage preparation couples deepen their personal faith by reading and discussion. Hopefully, they learn something of the theology of marriage.

A Reflection for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A couple of characters, Eldad and Medad, make their appearance in today’s first reading. They are mavericks who cry out, praising God. They are not supposed to do that, according to best practice, as imagined by those who are‘in charge’. They are not ‘authorised’.

A Reflection for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Many of the most significant teachings of Jesus occurred on journeys.  Today’s gospel is a case in point.   There’s something about sharing the joys and tribulations of journeying together that promotes intimacy and self-disclosure.  Journeys imply physically, and sometimes emotionally, leaving behind our plans and perceptions, and moving towards change, the future, the new and the unknown - all with the potential to disturb our comfort zone and to generate an element of fear and anxiety.