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Sunday Reflection - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Fourth Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 15:21

Today our gospel is perhaps the most popular and well-loved parables of Jesus: the story of the 'Prodigal Son'--or even the tale of the 'Loving Father.' In this great parable of reconciliation, the Prodigal Son (see: Lk 15:11-32), we see the loving father embrace and welcome home a son who has betrayed his trust and spent all his inheritance. The return of this wastrel is celebrated by a party, as... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - Third Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Third Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 19 Mar 2022 15:57

At the start of this great journey towards Easter, on Ash Wednesday, we received ashes on our foreheads, as the minister prayed with us, 'repent and believe in the Gospel.' Today we are presented with the tragic figure of Moses: he had been brought up in the royal court of Pharaoh. He enjoyed luxury and privilege until he had to flee to the desert, after he had killed an Egyptian taskmaster. He recognised... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - Second Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - Second Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 12 Mar 2022 13:31

Today we have Luke's account of Transfiguration—that special time when Jesus took Peter, James and John to the top of Mount Tabor. For the people of the Covenant, the mountain has special significance, as it is here that they feel close to God. In our first reading from the Book of Genesis, God makes a solemn promise with Abraham, our own father in faith. As we continue our journey through Lent,... Read More »

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Sunday Reflection - First Sunday of Lent

Sunday Reflection - First Sunday of Lent

Posted: Sat, 05 Mar 2022 08:22

On this first Sunday of Lent, Luke presents his version of the Temptation in the Desert. Like so many before him and since, Jesus makes the decision to go out into the desert: with no distraction, the Lord chose to spend forty days alone, in prayer and fasting. Last Wednesday we began our Lenten journey with a change of heart. It is good that we are faced with this picture of temptation so early on... Read More »

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