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Fr John's Reflection 23rd Sunday of the Year

 

23rd Sunday – 10th September

We can somehow be immunised by the advice from another even when it is well intentioned.  We live in a world where we are given advice on a daily basis on what to eat, how to spend our money, what to read and what to think. This bombardment of information can cause us to become somewhat desensitised to the many voices and opinions which can seem to flood into our lives. Yet in the midst of all this commentary, we are called to have good friends who we can turn to who can be trusted to have our best interests at heart and who will be honest with us. 

We are not called to be solo operators or people called to carve out our own niche to the exclusion of all others. We are called to rub up against others and in the process have the rough edges softened. This is not always easy because it takes time to listen and make space for the other to be present to us. There is also a need to be receptive to hear what they say and ponder it in our own hearts. This calls for a prayerful way of living where each day we seek to listen to how God writes his message on human hearts as Good News. 

We are called to discover how we can be faithful to this life-giving message, and to see how it can liberate us in a way which brings hope and not disaster. The Gospel this weekend talks about building communities which can help to sustain us and which can speak the truth to us in a way which does not demean or alienate us. It calls for a place where God's loving presence can be truly experienced and be the guiding light for us. 

In the world which often proclaims that might is right this genuine concern for another is the hallmark of a Christian community. Ultimately, it is a place where we can discover a God who reaches out to us and accompanies us for the good of ourselves, for the good of others and the good of our world.

Fr. John Armstrong

"The intellectual quest is exquisite, like pearls and coral. But it is not the same as the spiritual quest. The spiritual quest is on another level altogether. Spiritual wine has a subtler taste. The intellect and the senses investigate cause and effect. The spiritual seeker surrenders to wonder." (Rumi Wisdom; trans. Timothy Freke)

 

 

Fr John's Reflection 22nd Sunday of the Year

22nd Sunday – 3rd September

There can often be a sense that God wants what we want. This was certainly Peter's challenge. In last week's Gospel he received plaudits from Jesus for being on the money, this week he receives a rebuke for being way off the mark.

Fr John's Reflection 21st Sunday of the Year

21st Sunday – 27th August

There are times when we tend to pull back from making a prayer of the heart. We wonder whether we are talking to ourselves or whether God is truly listening. The story of the Canaanite women assures us that we are called to come before God with wit and humour. The very desire to be in God's presence allows us to be present to what is needed for this day. 

Fr John's Reflection 20th Sunday of the Year

There are times when we tend to pull back from making a prayer of the heart. We wonder whether we are talking to ourselves or whether God is truly listening. The story of the Canaanite women assures us that we are called to come before God with wit and humour. The very desire to be in God's presence allows us to be present to what is needed for this day. 

Fr John's Reflection 19th Sunday of the Year

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 13th August

For fear of repeating myself, we live in a world besieged by noise and opinion. We live in a climate in which we are swamped by a tsunami of media which seeks to grab our attention and focus our interest. Whether it is the daily diet of news, social media or email everybody seems to want to grab our gaze. There is also a great climate of news which seeks to engender fear and distraction away from ourselves to matters over which we have little control. It calls us to attend to something for fear that we may become bored with ourselves and the routine of our daily lives.


Fr John's Reflection The Feast of the Transfiguration

Feast of the Transfiguration – 6th August

How we listen to another indicates the way we will live our lives. 

The Transfiguration puts the same words before us that we hear at the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist: "This is my beloved son, listen to him". This is not just about hearing what he said or reading what has been written. It is allowing his life to touch our own. 


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