Theology and Scripture

This Sunday brings the Church’s liturgical year to its conclusion. Today we celebrate our King whose wealth lies in his love for all, and whose authority is exercised through the service of those who are often considered the least in society...
Three crosses against a purple background
As we come towards the end of the Church’s year, the readings encourage us to look at our world with open eyes, without pretence; to be filled with hope because God is faithful, working always for good. Even if we have to suffer, God is with us. The...
Temple in Capernaum
This Sunday’s readings focus on God being at our side at all times. Through our belief in the resurrection, we are his children. Our God is the God of the living. In the First Reading it is this belief in the resurrection that gives strength to a...
Two people stand looking at sunset
The readings this Sunday are full of encouragement. Our compassionate God loves us so much that he looks beyond our sins to see the people we can become. However unworthy we may seem, God seeks us out and calls us to him. The First Reading...
Zacchaeus in a sycamore tree
As the end of the Church’s year approaches, we renew our commitment to the Lord who desires to draw ever closer to those who are humble. The First Reading shows how the Lord hears the petitions of the poor, while the Psalm echoes this by showing the...
A man with head bowed in prayer
I prepare myself for prayer by slowing down, relaxing my body, breathing gently, putting aside worries and concerns for the moment. I read the psalm slowly a few times. How do I feel? What is my main response to the psalm? This is a pilgrim’s prayer...
Text: I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? Image: mountains
Longing for healing and expressing gratitude are threads that pull together all of the scripture we pray this Sunday. In the First Reading, Naaman, commander of a foreign king’s army, cannot use his power to escape the ravages of leprosy. Yet with a...
Manuscript illustration of Jesus with the leper who returned and those who ran away.
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