Theology and Scripture

This week’s readings invite us to rejoice in a God who longs to forgive us. No-one is beyond God’s reach: we are loved sinners who are welcomed home with great joy, regardless of how far we have strayed. In the First Reading the Israelites have lost...
Sheep, alone in field
Usually attributed to King Solomon, the First Reading shows God as one who is always ready to grant the gift of wisdom to those who truly seek it. The Second Reading is taken from St Paul’s letter to Philemon, a leader in the Colossian church. Paul...
A building site
Today’s readings are a mixture of exhortations to be gentle and humble in our own lives, and to give practical hospitality to the poor. The First Reading gives advice on humility in our behaviour and warns against pride. A wise person is attentive...
Wedding reception, people with glasses raised
Today’s readings help raise our morale in the fight against evil. Jesus Christ, who came to bring fire on earth, gives us courage and hope to persevere in challenging times. In the First Reading, Jeremiah advises the authorities to surrender to the...
Fire.
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