Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: 7th September 2014

There is a very clear thread that runs through the three of today’s readings. Even the psalm, in fact, points to the same thing – community. In the Bible the importance of community, time and again, is made very evident – and for all sorts of reasons. Israel was a… Continue reading

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – 17th August 2014

Last week we heard the prayer of Peter: “Lord, save me”, when he was sinking under the waves as he tried to walk on the water. Today we hear a very similar prayer from the Canaanite woman whose daughter is experiencing frightening trauma. Something important is happening here. Keep in… Continue reading

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A – 10th August 2014

Today’s gospel passage places us squarely in the context of faith. We know that Peter is a follower of Jesus, he is the leader of the group, and yet, today, we see him being called by Jesus a “man of little faith”. This throws up the question: “When is believing… Continue reading