Reflections

What Are You Going To Do With Your One And Only Life?

What if Jesus had asked Peter, Andrew, James and John, “How do you see yourself five years from now?” Do you think they might have replied, “Still fishing for a living, in the same old fishing boats on the same old lake!” Not likely! The early disciples knew exactly where their priorities lay and they understood the urgency of Jesus’ ministry. There was a whole

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Any Witnesses?

There are those in our society who stand head and shoulders above the rest of us … great entrepreneurs, politicians, writers, scientists and humanitarians. We look up to these people and wish that we were more like them. When interviewed, these great people might pass some of the credit for their success on to a teacher who has made a big impression on them, an

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Another challenging Gospel about how we see and treat the poor.  Wealth is not the problem. The problem is how we use our riches.  Amos is the champion of the poor and oppressed.  He says there will be a day of reckoning for those who misappropriated their wealth.  The is the story of the rich man in today’s Gospel.  He showed no concern for the

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God’s Apprentice

Today’s is a strange and difficult parable. A dishonest business man is caught squandering and is faced with dismissal. The business man sees a bleak future ahead of him and without a minute to waste sets about making some shrewd though dodgy deals to secure his future. We sit back waiting for his come-uppance but it doesn’t happen! In fact the business man is applauded

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Calculating The Cost

We hear a lot about calculating the cost of discipleship, but how many people actually sit down and do exactly that .... calculate the cost. We certainly do our calculations if we’re paying a visit to the bank manager for a loan. We certainly start calculating if we’re down to small change and there are two long weeks left to pay day. Today Jesus tells

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The Narrow Door

Surely the days of teaching about hell fire and damnation are gone. Surely our ever loving and forgiving God wouldn’t exclude anyone from Heaven. Well according to today’s gospel reading we can’t bet on it! We might imagine Heaven’s gates as big and welcoming, but today we hear that it may instead be a narrow door through which it might be difficult for us to

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