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A Reflection for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saying ‘thank you.’ The gospel this Sunday talks of a leper who was healed by Jesus.  It reminds me of the story of the ten lepers who were healed and where only one came back to say ‘thank you’.  Jesus, who had performed the healing, was pleased to receive a word of thanks when these signs of the Kingdom of God were to be seen.  It’s always nice to be thanked.

A Reflection for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

What a contrast between Job and Jesus! Job is totally overwhelmed with the hopelessness of his situation and the demoralizing drudgery of daily life; he feels like a “workman with no thought but his wages”. There are people whose work is simply a drudgery...

A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Vatican II was a breath of fresh air for a stagnant Church. What followed brought a wonderful renewal and vibrancy to what would subsequently become known as “The People of God.” That the Mass, the centre of our worship, was now in the vernacular was wonderful. Liturgies became more lively and vibrant. Encouraged to be more involved in parish ministry,...