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 […]

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – April, 08

Last week’s reflection ended with the sentence containing the following challenge – ‘no good to simply stare in amazement at the empty tomb’. This week let us add something further – the Resurrection itself should neither amaze nor fill us with amazement. Our extract from TODAY’S PSALM [118 or 117] ends with the words “this […]

EASTER SUNDAY OF LENT – April, 01

We sometimes wonder what the basic, essential, message of Easter is – what is its challenge? Perhaps the most challenging answer is – OUR FAITH MUST IGNITE AND EXPAND! Easter Sunday reminds us that Jesus is able to break through the dull, confining, categories we create and in which, so often, we enclose him. The […]

PALM SUNDAY – March, 25

RED Mass vestments today! If nothing else this indicates a major change of mood – a different TUNE, MELODY and combination of NOTES! All these allusions should remind us of the unfinished symphony each one of us should have begun composing on Ash Wednesday. If nothing else, at the very least we might have completed […]