This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent - a time of waiting and watching, for the coming of Christ at Christmas. The Gospel is a stark reminder for us all. The homilist reminds us of the analogy that Jesus uses to explain - "It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves … Continue reading Stay awake and watch
Today we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King and in the Gospel, Jesus tells us “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as … Continue reading Who do you serve?
Today's Gospel reading Jesus tells us about the parable of a man who went on a journey and entrusted his property to his servants. To one, he entrusted five talents, to another, two talents and a third, one talent. Upon his return, the first two servants who had traded with their talents returned double what … Continue reading No risk, no returns
This Sunday's Gospel tells us of the parable of the ten bridesmaid. Five of them were foolish and five of them brought extra oil for the wait. This is a popular parable and many of us are familiar with the idea that we need to be prepared for "you know neither the day nor the … Continue reading Let our love lights overflow
In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus presents us the beatitudes. The homilist reminds us that this is the key to joy - how we should "be" and our attitudes to our life. I am reminded of a clip we use often in Landings retreats. Bishop Barron could not have said it better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Bb4UDypi0