Monthly Archives: April 2018

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – May, 06

At the outset of this week’s reflection it might be helpful to consider the fact that true friends are willing to ‘prune’ themselves and each other for the enrichment and productivity of the friendship. I often wonder if the best accolade (not compliment) a parent or child is able to bestow on each other is […]

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – April, 29

Last Sunday we came across one of the famous ‘7 I AM’ sayings of Jesus which appear in John’s version of the GOSPEL. TODAY’S EXTRACT [JOHN 15: 1 – 8] records a second – “I am the true vine ….” In brief we need to remind ourselves of John’s frequent use of the number 7. […]

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – April, 22

At the outset of this week’s reflection let us make a clear connection between words from TODAY’S PSALM [118 or 117] and SECOND READING [1 JOHN 3: 1 – 2]. In the Psalm we read “the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” Then, the second reading commences with the words, “see what […]

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER – April, 15

It is valuable to know that the few verses preceding THIS SUNDAY’S FIRST READING [ACTS 3: 13 – 16. 17 – 19b] actually sets the tone for the teaching given by Peter. “In those days: Peter said to the people.” What happened immediately before our extract? Peter had cured the lame man with the words […]