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The Word This Week

Our faith is lived in the present, a time when we choose Christ despite opposition

The word this week

Thirty-third Sunday of the Year, Mal 3:19-20; Ps 98; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 (Year C)

God created us not as pure spirits, but as those born into the wonder of our humanity

The word this week

Thirty-second Sunday of the Year, 2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17; 2 Thess 2:16 — 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 (Year C)

Jesus showed his love for Zacchaeus before there was any sign of repentance

Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Awaiting the Passage of Jesus by James Tissot

The word this week

Thirty-first Sunday of the Year, Wis 11:22-12:2; Ps 145; 2 Thes 1:11-2:2; Lk 19:1-1 (Year C)

When we pray we seek the presence of one who knows us better than we know ourselves

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year, Sir 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 (Year C)

In the life of Jesus there was both prayer and action, and the balance between the two brought them into perfect harmony

The word this week

Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year, Ex 17:8-13; Ps 121; 2 Tim 3:14 – 4:2; Lk 18:1-8 (Year C)

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

The word this week

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

The word this week

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’

The word this week

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’

Spiritual Life The word this week

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

The word this week

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