Sixteenth Sunday of the Year 2020
The gospel continually calls us to build a culture of active response in the face of injustice to transform our world and doing relationships differently. According to the gospel Jesus reminds us that God knows we are almost never wholly one thing. We are capable of good and not so good. In reality, our lives and our world consist of good and evil, justice and injustice, life and death, joy and sorrow which live side by side. This is what God’s reign is like and it continues to be present despite the so-called ‘weeds’ and ‘wheat’.Read more
Three short presentations with time for questions and reflections after each section. The Webinar explored the urgently needed wisdom and mandate for our times to live simply and be more attuned to both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor drawing on Laudato Si’ and Querida Amazonia.
Fifteenth Sunday of the Year 2020
When Jesus is with people something always important is happening. He uses their language to communicate something about God and about ourselves. Jesus refers to the openness of heart to the message of God’s reign with various descriptions of soil. We often ask Who is the sower? God? Yes. Jesus? There probably is no right or wrong answer except that God is always sowing life in ours. St. Paul today says, ‘The Spirit of God dwells in you’ (Romans 8:9, 11). Without minimising God and Jesus here, we might need to expand and enlarge the possibilities so that the words of scripture might be given great chance to take root in our lives, to bloom in new ways, and to grow into something we never before imagined or thought possible.