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A Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Very much in demand today are people called “stress counsellors” as people become more conscious of stress and pressure in their lives. Counselling and stress-management have become big business. In today’s Gospel we have an invitation from Jesus...

A Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God sent Jesus on mission that ‘the world might believe that you have sent me’. This mission of Jesus is far from complete, and is carried on by many disciples in family, work and community. Each disciple in his or her own task may be helped by others. Some give to the mission by going themselves. Others become involved in the mission of Christ by giving support to disciples. The simplest, the easiest or the smallest gift is of value as ‘the cup of cold water’ given to a disciple will have its reward.

A Reflection for the Twelfth Sunday of the Year

Don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows. Recently I journeyed with a couple who lost a child after a mere ten days of life. The child was delicate when born and the young couple hoped that she would survive. However, it was not to be. First, there was shock and horror. Then came great support. What stood out most for me was the quiet faith of the couple.