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Spiritual Life

The Word This Week

At first sight the testing of Abraham’s faith is deeply disturbing

The word this week

Second Sunday of Lent: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116; 1 Rm 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10

Noah’s Ark is more than a children’s story. It describes a broken relationship with God

Rembrandt’s drawing of Noah’s Ark (1660)

The word this week

First Sunday of Lent: Gn 9:8-15; Ps 25; 1 Pt 3:18-22; Mk 1:12-15

The Gospel proclaimed a salvation that excluded no one

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Lev 13:1-2 & 44-46; Ps 32; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45

The words of forgiveness create us afresh

The word this week

Seventh Sunday of the Year: Is 43:18-19, 21-22 & 24-25; Ps 41; 2 Cor 1:18-22; Mk 2:1-12

The answer to Job’s suffering was the assurance that God was with him

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Job 7:1-4 & 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19 & 22-23; Mk 1:29-39

False prophets today promise salvation through health and beauty, prosperity and celebrity

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of the Year: Deut 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28

If we are serious about the faith, we must take the first step – repentance

The word this week

Third Sunday of the Year: Jonah 3:1-5 & 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

Offer an open ear to the promptings of your heart

The word this week

Second Sunday of the Year: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40; 1 Cor 6:13-20; Jn 1:35-42

The Light of Christ, however dim and distant it seems, longs to fill our lives with its joy

The word this week

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

The word this week

The Nativity of the Lord: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-1
Mary, the Mother of God: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21