Posts tagged Sunday readings

“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 […]

Deliver us! Readings for Lent 3.

Dear Friends, This week we once again encounter God on the mountain. Moses in our Old Testament lesson meets God in the burning bush. In so doing God reveals something about himself. Moses has to take off his shoes because where God is, there is holiness and his name is mysterious ‘I am, who I […]

Co-operating with God: Reflection on the Transfiguration

Dear Friends “He will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body.” This is the great promise which is held out to us. That the glory which Christ has, the perfection and beauty, is being offered to us. We are looking forward to Christ’s redemption – to spending eternity in heaven […]

Words reveal the contents of our heart.

Dear Friends, James’ writes in his epistle, “No human being can tame the tongue…with it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the likeness of God.” James is only stating what has been known since ancient times. Our readings today are wisdom sayings all related to […]

The gift points to the giver.

Dear Friends, Our readings are beginning to turn our attention towards Lent. In the old Calendar this Sunday is referred to a Septuagesima, reminding us there are 70 days until the end of Easter week and 3 Sundays before Lent begins. This is a time to prepare for the gift of the season of Lent. […]

My eyes have seen the King.

“What a wretched state I am in! I am lost…..my eyes have looked at the King, the Lord of Hosts.” These words are uttered by the prophet Isaiah in response to the glorious vision of heaven he received. He saw the angelic host sing what we call the Sanctus and they sang with such powerful […]