EASTER 7- Year B – 20 May

“Holy Father, keep those you have given me true to your name.” These words from THIS SUNDAY’S GOSPEL [JOHN 17: 11 – 19] are pivotal to our reflection this week. Who is it, what is it, that keeps us true to God? The parish priest does not do it, the bishop does not do it, […]

EASTER 6 – Year B – 13 May

At the very start of this Reflection it is valuable for us to slow down – for a moment or two merely stay yourself, and stay with the Lord! The word stay has quite a few meanings. In our first instance, the meaning is to check or restrain, and secondly, to remain with or at. […]

EASTER 5 – Year B – 06 May

Somehow or other, in these Easter weeks we keep encountering the telling of a story – the story of Jesus Christ risen from the dead. This is the story which has to be intertwined with my own story which also has to be told. Jesus story must never be dislocated from my own. In addition […]

EASTER 4 – Year B – 29 April

This week I will attempt to establish a common thread running through all three readings, and the Psalm. ACTS 4: 8 – 12 PSALM 117 (OR 116) 1 JOHN 3: 1 – 2 JOHN 10: 11 – 18 Traditionally, this Sunday is known as GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY on which much is made of the call […]

EASTER 3 – Year B – 22 April

Perhaps you might think I am overdoing the prophetic-testifying-witness thing? If so, take a hard look at the opening and closing sentences of THIS SUNDAY’S GOSPEL [LUKE 24: 35 – 48]. The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of the bread. […]

EASTER 2 – Year B – 15 April

There are some words from THIS SUNDAY’S FIRST READING [ACTS 4: 32 – 35] which should arrest our attention – not only because of their importance, but because they also underline an emphasis placed last week about the call and challenge for us to become more prophetic through the proclamation we should make through our […]