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Writings from ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Reflection on the Gospel on July 01,2018

Reflection on the Gospel on July 01,2018
This Sunday's gospel has two quite different stories of Jesus healing. One story interrupts the other and at first I wondered why St. Mark who wrote the gospel didn't sort them out and give them separately, as they are obviously quite different. In fact, the short form of the gospel cuts out the interruption - and that is a pity because the two mir...
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Reflection 4 March 2018

Reflection 4 March 2018
Enter your text here .To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Exodus 20:1-17] What is the difference between the Ten Commandments and the two that Jesus emphasised — love God and love your neighbor? Second Reading [1 Corinthians ...
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Sunday Reflection Reflection

Sunday Reflection Reflection
To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46] A leper in Jesus' time was rejected by society and regarded as being punished for sinfulness. Are some people treated in a similar way today? Second Reading [1 Cori...
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Father and fondler of heart he has wrung

Father and fondler of heart he has wrung
 To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Job 7:1-4, 6-7] Sometimes, do you feel like Job in this reading? Can you have faith in God, even if you don't understand why people suffer? Second Reading [1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-2...
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WHAT DO I WANT TO WANT?

WHAT DO I WANT TO WANT?
To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Deuteronomy 18:15-20] Does God raise ordinary people from our midst to become prophets? Is there a cause for which you might become a prophet? Second Reading [1 Corinthians 7:32-35] "I shou...
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