Theology and Scripture

Today’s readings demonstrate our need for the gift of faith and the patience of faithfulness, to give us a new vision and understanding of the world. In the First Reading the prophet Habakkuk looks at the evil all around him and the suffering of...
A tree
This week’s readings remind us that we are called to share our gifts and possessions with those who have less than we do. Our faith in the promises of Jesus is demonstrated by the way we live. In the First Reading the prophet Amos speaks forcefully...
James Tissot picture of Lazarus, with the dogs
This week’s readings challenge us to reflect on our attitude towards money. It should never displace our generous and just God from being at the centre of our lives. In the First Reading, Amos attacks those who take advantage of the poor and...
A man paying for something on his laptop with his card.
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
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