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Gospel Reflections 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:39

The blind come to see

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-4th Sunday of Lent Year A, 26 March 2017 (John 9:1-41)

This story reminds us of the need to check out our assumptions and to accept the fact that we can be wrong about things we have always believed, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:54

Listening to the lives of others

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Third Sunday of Lent Year A, 19 March 2017 (John 4:5-42)

Three weeks into Lent, the liturgy invites us to take a faith journey in the company of a courageous outsider, an unnamed woman from a despised religious group, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:42

On the mountain top

Reflection on the Gospel-Second Sunday of Lent Year A, 12 March 2017 (Matthew 17:1-9)

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150In the transfiguration we get a glimpse of God’s glory shining on his face and penetrating even his clothing, a hint that God’s grace is more life-giving than the forces of violence that oppose God’s reign, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:27

Into the wilderness

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-First Sunday of Lent Year A, 5 March 2017 (Matthew 4:1-11)

Lent calls us to reject the path of domination or greed or status so that, like Jesus, we may be truly “of God”, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:05

How not to be anxious

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel- Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 26 February 2017 (Matthew 6:24-34)

The challenge is to live in the present, in right relationship and connection with the whole Earth community and to trust in the goodness and providence of God, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:54

On anger and retaliation

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 19 February 2017 (Matthew 5:38-48)

Today’s gospel is a continuation of Jesus’ teaching on the sort of righteousness, the right relationship and justice, to which his followers are called in their living of the Law, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:32

Understanding the righteousness of Jesus

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 12 February 2017 (Matthew 5:17-37)

Fulfilling the law is a question of “righteousness”. The Greek term for righteousness, dikaiosunē, translates to both the Hebrew sedeqah meaning “right relationship” and mishpat meaning “justice”, writes scripture scholar Sister Veronica Lawson rsm. 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 14:19

Standing strong in the face of persecution

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 5 February 2017 (Matthew 5:13-16)

In the original Greek, Jesus is telling his audience that they are the salt of the earth, affirming their worth, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm. 

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