The Word of God
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The Word of God

Trinity 6 Readings: Isaiah 55. 10-13; Romans 8. 1-11; Matthew 13. 1-9, 18-23 Theme: The Word of God   When we say, “the Word of God”, what do we mean? Our readings for today invite us to reflect on the answer to this question and to consider how this Word of God is transforming us....

The Good, The Bad and the True Self
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The Good, The Bad and the True Self

Trinity 5 Readings: Zechariah 9. 9-12; Rms. 7. 15-25a; Mt. 11. 16-19, 25-end Theme The Good, the Bad and the true Self   St Paul’s Letter to the Romans, written around 57-58 AD, probably in Corinth, Greece, is one of the earliest statements of just how it is that Christ saves us. It is, in...

Giving
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Giving

4th Sunday after Trinity Readings: Jer. 28. 5-9; Rms. 6. 12-end; Matt. 10. 40-end. Theme Giving What and why should I give? This is a question which can be difficult to raise in a church context for several reasons. Firstly, what we give in the collection or through direct debit is a private matter. Each...

Conflict
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Conflict

Trinity 3 Readings: Jer. 20. 7-13; Rms. 6. 1b-11; Mt. 10. 24-39 Theme: Conflict   Our readings for today speak about what happens when we follow the Lord. In a word, ‘conflict’ happens. ‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a...

Out and About
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Out and About

Trinity 2 Ex. 19. 2-8a; Ps. 100; Rms. 5. 1-8; Mt. 9.35-10.8 Theme: ‘Out and About’   Our readings for today speak to us about what it means to be ‘Out and About’ with Jesus. Obviously, for the Israelites, they did not know Jesus as we do after his life on earth, but what they...

TRUE CONVERSION
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TRUE CONVERSION

Trinity 1: Hos. 5. 15-6. 6; Rms. 4. 13-end; Mt. 9. 9-13; 18-26 Theme: True Conversion   One of the great things to do in Rome is to go around the churches. There are so many with such beautiful art and architecture that you could literally spend a life time doing this and not finish...

TRINITY: IDENTITY AND MISSION
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TRINITY: IDENTITY AND MISSION

Trinity Sunday Is. 40. 12-17, 27-end; 2 Cor. 13. 11-end; Mt. 28. 16-end   At the end of the season of Easter, the church presents us with the culmination of the of the mystery of our creation, salvation, and sanctification, namely, the revelation that God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: a Trinity of three...