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Gospel Reflections 2017

Saturday, 05 August 2017 23:09

Understanding our identity and mission

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 27 August 2017 (Matthew 16:13-19)

We spend much of our lives trying to measure up to other peoples’ expectations and fail to be truly ourselves. In our self-absorption, we can also misread others and fail to know them as they are, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Saturday, 05 August 2017 22:59

To restore all to well-being

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 20 August 2017 (Matthew 15:21-28)

Jesus’ horizons are expanded by the persistence and insight of the Canaanite woman and he restored to a state of well-being, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Saturday, 05 August 2017 22:21

A church battered by the waves

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 13 August 2017 (Matthew 14:22-33)

Only God can bring order out of the chaos, working through the courageous witness and action of faith-filled disciples, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Saturday, 05 August 2017 21:50

Providing life-restoring food

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 6 August 2017 (Matthew 14:13-21)

We are invited as contemporary disciples to attend to food security in our world and to address ways of eliminating poverty and hunger, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 22:03

An investment of heart and spirit

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 30 July 2017 (Matthew 13:44-52 or Matthew 13:44-46)

This week’s gospel invites us to pause and name what constitutes the real “treasure” in our lives, to know our own hearts, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:55

God is in the mess

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 23 July 2017 (Matthew 13:24-43)

In this gospel parable, there is a movement from small to great that communicates something about the power of God to bring abundance of life from the most insignificant beginnings, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:44

A measure of abundant grace

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel- 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 16 July 2017 (Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9)

The grace of God’s word is there for everyone who is open to receive it, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:20

Entering into God’s rest

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A, 9 July 2017 (Matthew 11:25-30)

The “rest” that Jesus offers is freedom from any sort of enslavement, freedom to remember God’s goodness in creation, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

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