Sixth Sunday of Easter 2020
The call to us is to realise that the Spirit of Christ resides in everyone - and in all of creation. It's not dependent on externals like going to church, being a Catholic or even a Christian, but on opening our eyes and on waking up to the Spirit's presence everywhere - despite the self-induced sleep and blindness of ‘the world.’ We are all temples. Our bodies matter- not buildings. It's simply about opening our eyes and embracing the truth that God's Spirit is like the very air we breathe. It's like Paul will later say in his Areopagus speech about the ‘Unknown God’ (Acts 17:28): Everyone lives and moves and has being in God's Spirit.Read more
Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020
Sr Donna L. Ciangio, OP tells the story of a small boy leaving the house with Twinkies and juice boxes. His mother asks, where he is going. He says, ‘I am going to find God.’ He heads off. At a local park he sits on a bench next to a homeless woman. He offers a Twinkie and a juice box to the woman. Both eat, talk and and enjoy each other. Then, he sets off for home and the woman rejoins her friends. When his mother asks, ‘Did you find God?’ he responds, ‘Yes, and God is a woman!’ When the woman joins her friends, she says, ‘I met God in the park today – and he is a little boy!’ Both, the boy and the woman, manifested God where they were, and how they related to each other. ‘Where I am you also may be’ and ‘Whoever believes in me will do the work that I do.’Read more
Fourth Sunday of Easter 2020
The scriptures today express resurrection hope and invite us participate with God in co-creating courageous and generous communities. We are called as people of faith to accept the joyful and messy work of belonging to communities that hold us accountable; that challenge us to keep learning, that love us unconditionally and strengthen us through times of difficulty.Read more
Third Sunday of Easter 2020
‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road…...’ These burning hearts take us further into God’s world.
When Jesus approaches the disciples along the road, ‘their eyes were kept from recognizing him.’ It is up to our imaginations as to why, excerpt that Jesus invites them to tell him their story. They are talked about the arrest, torture, crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Second Sunday of Easter
Pope Francis, referring to a passage from the Book of Revelation where Jesus stands before the door and knocks, said: ‘Today Christ is knocking from inside the church and wants to get out.’ Bishop Vincent Long, in his Easter homily, said that we encounter the living Christ ‘beyond the known boundaries of our worldview and the safe moorings of the past. We meet him as a community of seekers of truth, meaning and ultimate concern. More importantly, we witness to him in our acts of solidarity, communion and love.’ His words touch on the challenge of the readings today.Read more