A Reflection for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Would you like to buy me a coffee?” the man who was begging asked. I was tempted to say, “Get your own”. I was at the Starbucks counter. I needed a mocha badly. I needed a lemon cake. I only had $6. If I bought him a coffee, I couldn’t have the cake. Suddenly, I remembered the gospel.

A Reflection for the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

I can imagine one of the scribes coming to Jesus full of confidence with his question: “Which commandment is first of all?” Not impressed, Jesus takes him slowly and answers him coolly. He says “Love God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself. This is more important than burnt offering and sacrifices.”

A Reflection for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

‘Lord, That I May See’ - In today’s Gospel extract we read the story of Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, who was used to sitting on the roadside at the entrance to Jericho every morning.  It’s one of the most fascinating stories in the Gospel, the kind that I think appeals to everybody.