Palm Sunday

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. The reading is much longer than the usual with the passion recounted by Matthew. The thing that strikes me most of the whole trial and interrogation of Jesus is how he does not defend himself or answer back to the authorities. He willingly allows himself … Continue reading Palm Sunday

Living water

This week's Gospel ( John 4:5–15, 19–26, 39–42 ) is the familiar story of Jesus and his encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. Through the conversation, where Jesus slowly reveals himself as prophet and messiah, the woman gains the faith to accept the message and even brings along her city folk to see Jesus. This … Continue reading Living water

Transfiguration

This week's Gospel recounts the transfiguration event. When I was younger, I used to think "What is so significant about this event?" I'm sure the appearance of Moses and Elijah must have meant something significant, and today the homilist teaches us that Moses represented the fulfilment of the law and Elijah represented the prophetic word … Continue reading Transfiguration