Lenten Sunday 3, Year C. 3 March.

Lenten Sunday 3, Year C. 3 March.

This reflection is being prepared exactly a fortnight before Ash Wednesday. Lent has not even commenced. Therefore, last night I was somewhat ‘miffed’ to see a Television advertisement which made much of the arrival of the Easter Bunny! Then, I recalled that last Thursday I had noticed in the local supermarket that Easter Eggs were […]

Lenten Sunday 2, Year C. 24 February.

Lenten Sunday 2, Year C. 24 February.

Last week it was suggested we focus, primarily, on renewal rather than repentance, and that a genuine renewal makes repentance so much easier – and much more honest. Of course repentance is important – there is a value in facing our sin and failure, and striving to turn around specific aspects of our living. On […]

FIFTH SUNDAY: Year C, 10 February.

FIFTH SUNDAY: Year C, 10 February.

This Sunday’s GOSPEL EXTRACT [LUKE 5: 1 – 11] must be read against John’s version (21: 1 – 8) of a very similar (the same?) incident. Bear in mind two vital facts. Firstly, Luke places the incident at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, and the first call of the disciples forms an integral part […]

THIRD SUNDAY – Year C – 27 January

THIRD SUNDAY – Year C – 27 January

Jesus had a specific plan for his ministry. The essentials of this are clearly outlined inTHIS SUNDAY’S GOSPEL EXTRACT [LUKE 1: 1 – 4. 14 – 21]. These essentials are: PREACH THE GOOD NEWS PROCLAIM RELEASE RECOVERY OF SIGHT LIBERTY It should be possible for us to memorise these points, and bear them constantly in mind […]