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Scripture Reflections
Saturday, 04 January 2014 13:32

Solemnity of the Epiphany

When I was a little child, my dad used to bring me to my godfather and godmother during this time. In some cultures, today is the traditional day for gift giving.

Saturday, 28 December 2013 12:46

Feast of the Holy Family

The venerable Father Patrick Peyton coined a phrase that has become a rallying guide for good family living. “The family that prays together, stays together.”

Friday, 20 December 2013 16:52

Fourth Sunday of Advent

There was a story of a man who was so deeply devoted to St Joseph that when he died he was at the gates of heaven and being interviewed by St Peter.

Caring-for-the-elderly---150The truth is: God is already with us.

It is just that we don’t always recognise His presence to know God’s hand at work in our lives and in the lives of others.

As we approach the 25th of December, let us graciously allow our hearts to have confidence in what it sees and to entrust ourselves to it especially in the small humble gifts of love and service we give to one another. Perhaps the time is now to make this mystery become present to others, and to allow ourselves touched by God’s graciousness.

 

Friday, 13 December 2013 11:06

Third Sunday of Advent

We are well into the season of Advent – a time of preparation and waiting.

 

Saturday, 07 December 2013 11:57

Second Sunday of Advent

In personal and communal living, there are times when all that seems left is a “stump”.

 

Friday, 29 November 2013 13:11

First Sunday of Advent

The nature of our world today is that rapid change has become normal.

 

Friday, 29 November 2013 11:39

Maintenance or Mission?

frbillbburtsvd 150Churches of different traditions sometimes use special language that is uniquely their own. While mostly we speak in the same way, sometimes our expressions differ.

Recently I came across a newsletter from the Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It features an article entitled, "Maintenance or Mission". I would like to share its content with you.

 

Jesus throughout his life forced us to look differently at the things that are around us. 

Friends, as is customary, the Church considers apocalyptic scriptures as it comes to the end of the liturgical year.

 

In many African tales and myths, there is a strong strand of belief that the way an adult man survived death was through his children.

Of the Four Gospels, only the Gospel of Luke includes the story of Zacchaeus.

 

For everybody who believes in a higher being like what we call God, prayer is not only optional but is essential ...

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 17:47

Belonging - a reflection

Everyone wants to belong somewhere. We all like to feel included…

 

Friday, 18 October 2013 07:36

World Mission Sunday

One important development in Catholic missionary practice after Vatican II was an emphasis on dialogue.

 

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