Posts tagged Sunday readings

Healing of the Blind Man, El Greco 1567

Light for the blind: Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”

Fr Thomas’ homily for 2 February, Candlemass.

“The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come into his Temple.” If we turn back into the Old Testament, to when the Temple first came into use, we find an extraordinary scene. Vast crowds gathered rejoicing this profound moment, the priests and Levites lead the people in worship, the Ark of the Covenant which represented […]

Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world: Fr Neil’s homily.

John the Baptist sees that which others do not. He sees beyond the mere outward appearance of a man, his cousin. His eyes are opened to see the Ancient of Days, the Messiah, and in this person, the promised means of our salvation. He sees the Lamb of God. His response is to command us […]

Avenge me of mine adversary (Luke 18:1-8)

In the Parable of the Unjust Judge and the Persistent Widow we are given a purely human account of how ‘justice’ works. Men grant ‘rights’ and follow ‘laws’ simply out of convenience, rarely if ever, and seldom for the right reasons, groping towards the natural law. What is justice, anyway? When we confront this knotty, […]

Good Shepherd Sunday: Fr Neil’s Homily.

We hear from Jesus, in the Gospel, that it is those who hear his voice and respond that are given eternal life, “and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of the my hand.” (Jn 10:28) The good shepherd therefore, is the one who seeks out the lost and wounded offering […]

“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her”

Dear friends, In the epistle St Paul says that we cannot earn our way to salvation in Christ. He speaks about a righteousness that comes from faith – our trusting ourselves to Christ and his infinite mercy. This trust however, requires a letting go of everything for the sake of Christ and being happy to […]