This Sunday's Gospel seems pretty harsh to those who are rich. But if you dig into it, its not really about being rich that will send you to hell. Its the indifference to those around you that is damning. What I learnt as the homilist broke this sermon down academically was several intriguing pieces: Firstly, … Continue reading What’s your name?
The lyrics to Metallica's Master of Puppets kept going on in my head after I read this week's Gospel. Its tough message this week. A very simple one but tough. I think many of us are to some degree infatuated with making money. Whether it's to bring us to a better life, give us more … Continue reading Obey your Master
This week's Gospel is like a Trilogy. 3 parables about things that have been lost, and eventually found. The lost sheep - where the shepherd leaves the 99 to go look for that lost one. The lost coin - where the lady turns the house inside out to find it. And the lost son, - … Continue reading Lost
There's a few passages in the bible that Jesus asks us to hate, especially people, which I found odd. Today's gospel again shows this up as he says "If any man comes to me without hating his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. Anyone … Continue reading Hate?
"Make us know the shortness of our life that we may gain wisdom of heart.Lord, relent! Is your anger for ever? Show pity to your servants." O Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to the next.