A Reflection for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

I was preaching at a parish Mass a couple of Sundays ago; the subject was the parable about the servant who had a huge debt cancelled but who, in turn, refused to cancel a tiny debt due to him by his fellow servant.  For me the message was clear.  We each receive the mercy of God and are in turn to be merciful one to another. 

A Reflection for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus asked them if they never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes. Many conversations about buildings constructed in Ireland during the ‘Celtic Tiger’

A Reflection for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In Matthew's Gospel, the word Forgive appears no fewer than 46 times, meaning ‘to pardon’ on 17 of those occasions. If the commandment is 'love one another', then to forgive is an essential part of this. Chapter 18 features Matthew's ‘gold medal’...