Sunday Reflection

Our desire for satisfaction in body and spirit

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | March 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

March 15: Third Sunday of Lent. Readings: 1. Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm: 95; 2. Romans 5:1-2,5-8; Gospel: John 4:5-42 There is a distinctive spiritual message to be taken from today’s three biblical authors. And it reveals itself to us through the desire to have our bodily and spiritual thirsts satisfied. The … Read More about Our desire for satisfaction in body and spirit

God’s intervention in human history

By Rowena Orejana | March 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

March 8: Second Sunday of Lent. Readings: 1. Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm: 33; 2. 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9. These readings give insight into the divine plan that has been working itself out in human history. But it is particularly God’s intervention in that history that is to the fore today. … Read More about God’s intervention in human history

Let this Lent be a season of grace and insight

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

1 March: First Sunday of Lent. Readings: 1. Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Psalm: 51; 2. Romans 5:12-19; Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11. How we deal with temptation, while living the life of faith, is the base theme for today’s Scriptures. The Genesis reading relates the foundational story of human disobedience in the Garden of Eden. … Read More about Let this Lent be a season of grace and insight

Seeing ourselves as God’s holy temple

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 23: 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18; Psalm: 103; 2. 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48. A number of ideas associated with God and neighbour come together in these readings. Of key importance, however, are God’s holiness and the love we are expected to extend to everyone … Read More about Seeing ourselves as God’s holy temple

God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 16: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time; Readings: 1. Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm: 119a; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37. The wisdom featured in these passages of Scripture is straightforward and, therefore, quickly understood. Sirach, Paul and Matthew broach the topic with great simplicity. So, in the first reading, choosing to … Read More about God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

We are to be shining examples of God’s will

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 9: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm: 112; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16. Today, biblical thinking guides our understanding of what God asks of his people. And the image of light looms large in this context, because it emphasises the effect our lives are meant … Read More about We are to be shining examples of God’s will