Theology and Scripture

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...
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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.
Today’s readings continue last week’s theme. We are to be ready when the Lord comes. In the First Reading from the book of Wisdom, the people recall that it was at night that the Exodus to the promised land began. They were watchful and ready when...
A person carrying a lantern
Today’s readings are about material things and our attitude towards them. Are they at the centre of our lives? The texts also suggest that what we are is more important than what we have. Qoheleth, ‘the Preacher’, who wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes...
A barn in summer.
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