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Lectio Divina

Fifth Sunday of Lent. “We would like to see Jesus.”

Fifth Sunday of Lent. We would like to see Jesus There are always transition moments in life, and in this Sunday’s Gospel we find such a moment in the life of the Lord. The approach of some Greeks may seem insignificant to us, but for the Lord it was a sign that his message was […]

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent. God loved the world so much. The fourth Sunday of Lent gives us one of the most important lines in the Gospel: John 3:16, “God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal […]

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Third Sunday of Lent. The Cleansing of the Temple.

Third Sunday of Lent. The Cleansing of the Temple. The third Sunday of Lent gives us a very different picture of Jesus from the meek and mild. Coming to the temple in Jerusalem he found the place full of traders. Making a whip out of cord he proceeded to throw them out. The image of […]

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Second Sunday of Lent: “This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.”

Second Sunday of Lent. “This is my Son, the beloved. Listen to him” The second Sunday of Lent finds us up on mountain tops. Abraham is put to the test: would he be willing to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac? Jesus is affirmed as the beloved Son of God, the one who will offer himself […]

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First Sunday of Lent: “Repent and believe the Good News.”

We have begun the season of Lent which is a time to prepare ourselves for the celebrations of the passion, death and resurrection of the Lord in Holy Week. For some that celebration will include the sacraments of initiation that make them members of the Church. The readings on the Sundays of Lent have that […]

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time: “Of course I want to! Be Cured”

Leprosy has always been a disease that is greatly feared. Jesus, by reaching out and touching the man breaks the hold of the disease over him, and the isolation that it has caused him.  The readings invite us encounter the one who reaches out to us in our need and delivers us from that which […]

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time: He cured many who were sick.

Mark’s Gospel presents us with a portrait of Jesus, and this Sunday we see something of his life in a day. Having taught in the synagogue in the morning, he spends the rest of the day healing. Then he needs some time to rest and to pray. The readings invite us to bring ourselves, our […]

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Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time: A Teaching that is new

Today we encounter Jesus in a synagogue where he shows himself as a teacher with the authority: his actions confirm his teachings. The Kingdom of God is close at hand and the powers of evil are being vanquished. The readings invite us to pay attention to the one who teaches us and frees us. As […]

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Lectio Divina: Feast of St Kentigern Put out into deep water.

The start of Ordinary Time in Glasgow is under the patronage of the founder of our Diocese. The readings invite us to reflect on God’s will for his church and his people. As you begin these reflections each day spend a few moments repeating the phrase “Speak Lord, your servant it listening.” Then read the […]

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Lectio Divina: Feast of the Epiphany We have seen his star.

This last Feast of Christmas invites us to recognise the infant king of the Jews is for all people at all times. Once more we might make a resolution to spend some minutes each day reflecting on God’s presence, offering him an opportunity to speak to our hearts and fill us with his goodness.  It […]

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