Theology and Scripture

The Hebrew slaves in Egypt have forgotten the Lord’s goodness to them. But Moses, going about his ordinary business, is attentive enough to notice the Lord drawing near and willing enough to ‘go forward to look’, when he is called (First Reading)...
A colourful painting of Moses and the Burning Bush
We begin our Lenten journey in the wilderness. In the First Reading, Moses reminds the people of Israel of the story of how they became a mighty nation. He tells of their years of slavery in Egypt, and how the Lord heard their cry. God’s people were...
Painting of JEsus in the wilderness with a golden coloured sky behind him
This week’s readings speak about the compassion, love and mercy of God, and of our calling as Christians to allow the love he has given us to be expressed in our thoughts, words and actions. In the First Reading, David has been pursued by King Saul...
A person making a heart shape with their hands against a tree trunk
This week’s readings are full of reassurance and inspiration. However aware we are of our own human limitations, God never stops believing in us, and he needs us to be his messengers. We only need to find the courage to respond to his invitation...
Fish
Today’s First Reading takes place in 627 BC. Jeremiah, a shy and gentle teenager, is called, against his better wishes, to proclaim a message contrary to the expectations of those around him. As a result, his life will have more than its fair share...
A scroll with Hebrew script
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