As we listen to the Gospel reading for the Chrism Mass (Luke 4:16-21) we can imagine the people looking at Jesus for he was teaching them that this Scripture was actually about him. It is a powerful Scripture setting the scene for the Chrism Mass. Perhaps as the Priests renew their Promises and the Bishop blesses the oils our Read more →
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The anointed one is called to do the Lord’s work.
Unbind him, let him go free.
The story of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead can be seen as frightening. (John 11:1-45. Fifth Sunday of Lent Year A). We may not be physically dead, but there may be plenty of things preventing us from being totally free to discern our vocation and following the Lord. There is Read more →
For this is the one
God has a plan for each of us which we may not necessarily understand. God often calls imperfect men to become Priests, showing the miracle of Priesthood. We are reminded of this from the Gospel of the feast of the Annunciation. Elizabeth is beyond child bearing age but she has a child; for Read more →
Give me the living water
The Samaritan woman, as she chats with Jesus, begins to become open to what Our Lord is saying to her. She is able to let go of her tradition and see a different perspective. In her heart she desired more, and even though she had done her best to fill the emptiness in her life, Jesus’ words really touched her Read more →
The three things men need to do to discern their vocation.
“Ask, and it will be given to you, search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7-12. First Week of Lent: Thursday) To discern one’s vocation we need to be proactive. Discernment requires work, prayer and time. We begin by praying, asking the Lord to assist Read more →
Jesus calls the rich man to follow him
If we are to be followers of Jesus, he will call us to give up the things which are hindering us and stopping us from being totally free to follow our calling. The rich man went away sad because his wealth was preventing him from following Jesus. (Eight Week in Ordinary Time Read more →
I do have faith. Help the little faith I have!
The father in the Gospel is in desperate need of getting help from Jesus to cure his son of the ‘spirit of dumbness.” (Mark 9:14-29. Monday, Seventh Week in Ordinary Time Year II) He is not ashamed of seeking help or concerned about what others may think. His only concern is his Read more →
We need to be free
It is a wonderful thing to be free to practise one’s Catholic faith; free to love, free to be generous and also free not to hate. “Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.” (Matthew 5:38-48, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time) Men who are discerning their vocation need to be totally free to Read more →
Challenges come and challenges go.
One of the lessons that the feast of St Cyril and St Methodius teaches us is that sometimes we are called to do things which many may not necessarily agree with. Cyril invented an alphabet, translated parts of the Bible and composed a Slavonic Liturgy. There was opposition from German Clergy and Bishops Read more →
You are the Light of the World
An essential part of the vocation of every Christian is to be the salt of the earth and light of the world. (Matthew 5:13-16) Just as we need salt to give flavour to our food so it becomes tasty and pleasant to eat, our actions, our faith and efforts to live a virtuous Read more →
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