A Reflection for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sometimes religion can be a bit too much. It seems unrealistic and not possible; it goes against our nature and makes objections when we want to do what comes naturally. How can we love someone whom we don’t like? Why shouldn’t I get my own back on someone who does me wrong? It’s only natural.

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.