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Rather than retreating from everything that is ‘outside’ what makes us comfortable, let us concentrate on the need that makes us one with strangers

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year, 2 Kings 5: 14-17; 2 Timothy 2: 8-13; Luke 17: 11-19 (Year C)

It is refreshing to discover that the Apostles, no less than ourselves, were only too aware of faith’s fragility

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year, Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Ps 95; 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10 (Year C)

Let us pray that we might see ourselves, and our world, through ‘the mind of Christ Jesus’

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year, Amos 6:1, 4-7; Ps 146; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 (Year C)

‘You cannot be the slave of God and money’

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year Amos 8: 4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16: 1-13 (Year C)

We must never cease to be compassionate

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year, Amos 8: 4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16: 1-13 (Year C)

Let us pray that we might forgive as we have been forgiven

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year, Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51; 1 Tm 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 (Year C)

Prayer is not a purely human activity, but a communion with the will of God

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wis 9:13-18B; Ps 90; Philem 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33 (Year C)

Jesus intended humility to be the very ground of our being

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29; Ps 68; Heb 12:18-19, 22-24A; Lk 14:1, 7-14 (Year C)

While we rejoice in the promise of salvation, we should never take that promise for granted

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year Isaiah 66: 18-21; Hebrews 12: 5-7 and 11-13; Luke 13: 22-30 (Year C)

Our faith is indeed frail, but its strength is not reliant on what we find within ourselves

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Jeremiah 38: 4-6 & 8-10; Hebrews 12: 1-4; Luke 12: 49-53 (Year C)