A Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

It's Christmas Eve and people's thoughts turn to home. Roads, airports, ferry ports, train and bus stations are all jammed with people wanting to make it "home for Christmas". Most of my best memories of Christmas are steeped in the sights, sounds and smells of home.

A Reflection for the Third Sunday of Advent

Last Sunday we heard from Mark: ‘The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ’. John the Baptist also follows Mark’s view when he says that he is not the messiah. ‘He confessed, he did not deny, he confessed I am not the messiah but I have sent ahead of him’. This was because in the early church there were still followers of John the Baptist.

A Reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent

Mark’s Gospel tells us how John the Baptist felt the call to remind the people to prepare the way for the Lord. Today we too are called to prepare the way and to make known what has been revealed to us through the gift of the Holy Spirit working in our lives.