Theology and Scripture

The feast of All Saints celebrates the true life in Christ that we are all called to live. The First Reading is a vision of the heavenly realm. It reminds us of the community of Saints who have gone before us, those inspirational people who embodied...
Stone statues of saints on a church door
In today’s readings, through the strength that Christ gives us and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we celebrate with joy the great commandment of Love. In the First Reading, we see some of the details of the Law of Moses that highlight the...
# Love One Another in chalk on a pavement
St Jerome. Today is the Feast of St Jerome.
Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. St Jerome  Image: a bible
This week’s readings remind us that the Lord of the vineyard is the God of hosts, the master of creation and the giver of all gifts. The texts invite us to reflect on both the Lord’s giving of such gifts and on our acceptance of them. We, the...
Vine with grapes
In this week’s readings, we are invited to reflect on our need for a change of heart. We are called to follow the Lord‘s way, as we try to model our actions and words on his. The Jews in exile complained that the Lord was unjust, but the prophet...
Vineyard with two workers
The justice and integrity of God flow throughout the whole of creation. God’s generosity knows no bounds, and sometimes – as Jesus shows us in today’s parable – it is too much for human minds to comprehend. Quite simply, God’s ways are not our ways...
A vineyard with people at work
The readings this week speak of forgiveness, urging us to forgive others just as God forgives us. God loves us unconditionally. There is no limit to that forgiveness, so long as we ourselves show forgiveness to others, and don’t hold on to any...
Coins
The theme of listening runs throughout today’s readings: listening to the Divine Voice; to the voice of the prophet Ezekiel; to our community members; to the Church. In the First Reading, God likens the prophet’s role to that of a sentry, who has...
Four people silhuoetted against the setting sun.
After Peter’s resounding proclamation of Jesus as the Christ last week, the readings this Sunday strike a more sombre note as we consider the suffering and sacrifice Jesus will face. This will also be the path his followers will choose. Jeremiah...
A man carrying a wooden cross.
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