Sunday Reflection

Love of God and love of neighbour go hand in hand

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

October 25: 30th Sunday of the Year. Readings: 1. Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm: 18; 2. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40. Love of God and love of neighbour go hand in hand with each other in this set of Sunday readings. The Exodus passage spells out in some detail what is … Read More about Love of God and love of neighbour go hand in hand

A striking string of references to the divine

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

October 18: 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Psalm: 96; 2. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21. In today’s biblical texts, each author wishes to make a point that is very much God-centred. For in each instance, whatever is being spoken of communicates its message through a striking string … Read More about A striking string of references to the divine

A recipe for living as members of God’s church community

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

October 4: 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm: 80; 2. Philippians 4:6-9; Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43. Much in these readings speaks of great activity; activity that is sometimes fruitless. These passages, however, mostly aim to encourage the production of fruit that results from good and careful land … Read More about A recipe for living as members of God’s church community

Ezekiel’s words make us sit up and listen

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | September 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

September 27: 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Ezekiel 18:25-28; Psalm: 25; 2. Philippians 2:1-11; Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32.   The purpose of these pieces of Sacred Scripture is obvious. In each one, a voice speaks about this life and the necessary choices that have to be made.  Ezekiel’s words make us sit up and listen. For this prophet, life is seen to … Read More about Ezekiel’s words make us sit up and listen

Navigating our way through many a testing time

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | September 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

September 20: 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm: 145; 2. Philippians 1:20-24,27; Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16; Our readings this Sunday contrast thought and action as the means to supply insight into our call to the godly life. For as God’s people, we need regular biblical assistance in … Read More about Navigating our way through many a testing time

We are duty-bound to nurture a generous, gracious heart

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | September 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

September 13: 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Sirach 27:30-28:7; Psalm 102; 2.  Romans 14:7-9; Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35.   These biblical texts treat of a certain regard for our lives as people who sin and have need of the Lord’s mercy, forgiveness and compassion.   Sirach introduces the topic by looking realistically at the way we act towards one another, and the leniency with which … Read More about We are duty-bound to nurture a generous, gracious heart