January 20 2019 (C) Second Sunday of Year. Reflection

Reflection & Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Wedding vision with reality Combining vision with reality is no easy matter, be it in religious, political or other areas. Vision sustains us. It gives direction and courage to work for personal ambitions and the social structures one believes in. Israel’s prophets, in particular after the disaster … [Read more…]

Reflection DECEMBER 16 2018 (C) 3rd SUNDAY OF ADVENT

B. Reflection & Dialogue: Dialogue: Dialogue: Dialogue: Rejoice Greatly. The Lord is Near. Joy and Evangelisation Today’s liturgy, Gaudete¸ “Rejoice” Sunday, is all about the joy and happiness that is intended to characterize Christian life. Christians should radiate joy, happiness, epikeikeia, gentleness, forbearance, understanding, based on the presence of God, of Christ, of the Holy … [Read more…]

DECEMBER 9 2018 (C) 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Reflection & Dialogue: The Gospel Narrative and History

DECEMBER 9 2018 (C) 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT Reflection & Dialogue: The Gospel Narrative and History Reflection. The ideal and the reality. Today’s readings give occasion to reflect on the place of vision, the ideal, and reality, in our individual and social lives. The first reading is very much about God’s vision for Jerusalem, Mother … [Read more…]

Reflection: The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Advent: a call to renewal of Faith: December 2 2018 (C) 1st Sunday of Advent (C)

  Reflection: The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Advent: a call to renewal of Faith Reflection and Dialogue. Renewal of faith. The heading for our dialogue with questions of the day for the Second Sunday of Advent last year on this internet site was: “Living in Patience and Perseverance with the Living … [Read more…]

Reflection: November 25th 2018 (B) 34th or last Sunday of the Year The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Kingship of Christ, Source of Confidence, Call for Unity

November 25th 2018 (B) 34th or last Sunday of the Year The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Kingship of Christ, Source of Confidence, Call for Unity A psalm on the kingship of God begins: “The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice” (Ps 97). Belief in the kingship of God and of … [Read more…]

Reflection : November 4 2018 (B) 31st Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day

November 4  2018 (B) 31st Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day Religion and Spirituality For some time past one will have observed that in public discourse, in the media and elsewhere, spirituality is contrasted with religion, to the detriment of the latter, as if it were acceptable … [Read more…]

Reflection: 28 October 2018 30th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Looking forward with Christian vision

Reflection: 28 October  2018 30th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: Looking forward with Christian vision Personal and community vision sustains in times of distress and give direction in distress and in prosperity. We have good examples of what this means in this Sunday’s readings. Israel, God’s … [Read more…]

Reflection 21 October 2018 29th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The Servant Church

Reflection 21 October 2018 29th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The Servant Church The Church is often criticized today for being far removed from the teaching and model set by Jesus and put before us in Mark’s Gospel – and rightly so. In the first instance … [Read more…]

Reflection October 14 2018 28th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The pearl of great price — The one thing necessary.

October 14 2018 28th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day: The pearl of great price — The one thing necessary. “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts”. God’s voice, God’s word, is alive and active. The word that goes forth from his mouth … [Read more…]

Reflection: 7 October (B) 2018 27th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day

Reflection 7 October (B) 2018 27th Sunday of the Year (B) The Bible in Dialogue with Questions of the Day Teaching of an understanding Redeemer on Divorce With regard to some of the sayings of Christ in the Gospels, or to teaching ascribed to Christ, some scholars question whether the saying or doctrine in question … [Read more…]