TWENTY FIRST SUNDAY – August, 26

{a correction and apologies = at the start of the reflection for the 19th Sunday I stated in the opening paragraph that John was starting to develop his Eucharistic understanding that would be developed in the following two Sundays. At that time I overlooked the fact the readings for the Sunday immediately following would be […]

ASSUMPTION – August, 19

The DRAGON presented to us in TODAY’S FIRST READING [REVELATION 11: 19a; 12: 1 – 6a, 10ab] deserves a little attention. It is not only in the Bible {Revelation, Isaiah, the Psalms, and Job} but also other ancient writings that dragons are conjured up as signs of danger, instruments of destruction and enemies of men […]

NINETEENTH SUNDAY – August, 12

In TODAY’S GOSPEL [JOHN 6: 41 – 51] the apostle continues to develop his Eucharistic understanding of Jesus teaching. In this extract he commences a more specific focus on the Eucharist as we understand it. The focus will become sharper over the next two Sundays. However, it would be beneficial if we made a slight […]