Sunday Reflection

A fine illustration of Jesus’ compassionate love

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 2: Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm: 145; 2. Romans 8:35,37-39; Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21. Through words such as food and love, today’s readings teach us what it means to be supported by a caring God. Isaiah’s verses issue a joyous invitation to come and share … Read More about A fine illustration of Jesus’ compassionate love

Thinking about the universal divine plan

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 26: Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 1 Kings 3:5,7-12; Psalm: 119P; 2. Romans 8:28-30; Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52. These biblical authors have it in mind to start us thinking about the universal divine plan. First of all, King Solomon guides us towards an appreciation for the role of wise discernment … Read More about Thinking about the universal divine plan

A plan that preserves everything for harvest time

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 19: Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm: 86; 2. Romans 8:26-27; Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43. With the help of these readings, we come to understand the way in which God rules our world and calls us into a special relationship with him. The Wisdom writer is … Read More about A plan that preserves everything for harvest time

A poignant reminder that we are called to carry the Word

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 12: Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm: 65; 2. Romans 8:18-23; Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23.   Although Matthew has much to say to us this Sunday, it is really in conjunction with Isaiah and Paul that we understand fully the overarching point he is making.   It … Read More about A poignant reminder that we are called to carry the Word

The presence of God made known to us by these readings

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 28: Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 2 Kings 4:8-11,14-16; Psalm: 89; 2. Romans 6:3-4,8-11; Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42.    God’s Word, spoken by his chosen agent, takes centre-stage in these readings. And through it we see into a feature of the faith that needs some elucidation.    Elisha’s encounter with the wealthy woman in 2 Kings illustrates the very point. The welcome this woman … Read More about The presence of God made known to us by these readings

Great things can be achieved for God

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 21: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm: 69; 2. Romans 5:12-15; Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33. Today’s readings offer us an insight into the world of faith to which we belong. In first place, Jeremiah encourages every person of faith to assume a bold and trusting attitude … Read More about Great things can be achieved for God