A Reflection for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The dangers of wealth - The fact that all three Synoptic Evangelists – Matthew, Mark and Luke – narrate similar episodes in the life of Jesus tells us that wealth/poverty played an important role in the life of each of the three communities involved.

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’.