Nothing impressed Christ except faith. That is what he invites and encourages and he says that it is our work. People receive him differently. The people want to be impressed by signs and they worked for transient and perishable rewards. They harked back to the past and taunted Christ to be as good as
Monthly Archives:: July 2015
Like the manna in the desert, bread in plenty for the crowds is seen as a sign of the coming of the kingdom and of the heavenly banquet in the end times. The actions of Jesus in the desert are described in the same way as his actions at the Last Supper: he takes, blesses, breaks and gives.
Liturgical Readings for : Sunday, 26th July, 2015
Jesus shows himself to be the true Messiah and the true prophet by the miracle of the loaves and fishes. In taking, giving thanks and distributing, Jesus performs the actions that will distinguish the Eucharist.
FIRST READING 2 Kings 4:42-44
They will eat and have some left over.
Mahatma Gandhi is reputed to have said that the only way God dared to appear among the poor was in the form of bread. In today’s gospel, Jesus first question to Philip, on seeing so many people approaching, is where some bread can be bought to feed them. His multiplication of the boy’s
Mass Readings SUnday 19th
Stations of the Cross
Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
The prophet is one who is called to be the conscience of the nation, the interpreter of the times. In the Old Testament God speaks to the people through the prophets about the nature of God and about the demands of being a follower, the demands listed in the psalm; justice, peace, faithfulness and mercy. Amos is
- FIRST READING: Ezekiel 2:2-5
- RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps 122
- SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
- GOSPEL: Mark 6:1-6
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Going home can be a rewarding experience. The familiar faces in the synagogue and in the streets must have brought great joy and many memories flooding back to Jesus. From the rock