This Sunday



These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written and designed especially for scripture prayer groups in Wrexham Diocese as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups use Ignatian ways of praying but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, reflect on the Liturgy of the Word, prepare for the Sunday Mass, or if they cannot get to Mass for any reason. A new reflection sheet is published each Monday for the following Sunday. 

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Today’s readings sound a note of warning against the small-heartedness that seeks to limit God’s love, or reject the action of God’s Spirit in the world. They proclaim the indwelling of the Spirit in the lives of all. Moses rejoices that two elders...
A person holding out a glass of water.
Our readings this Sunday speak about wisdom, but from different perspectives. We can see the First Reading as a prophecy of the Lord’s Passion, where the ‘godless’ regard with contempt those who listen to and follow God’s voice, condemning them to...
A child walking along.
This Sunday we contemplate Jesus, who is, as Peter declares, the Christ, the anointed one of God. Our readings help us to understand the journey Jesus takes to show his love for us. The First Reading from Isaiah is part of the song of the Suffering...
Three men walking together on a sandy path.
God’s word is always calling out to us anew, inviting us to ways of seeing more keenly and hearing more deeply. What are today’s readings bringing to my attention? Isaiah, in the First Reading, offers a theme as he calls us to see what needs to be...
A man with his eyes closed
Our readings this week encourage us to pay attention to the ways in which the word of God truly influences how we live our lives. Although we all too often fail to live up to the example set for us, we are none the less assured of an abundance of...
A pair of hands with palms open
This Sunday, the readings invite us to consider honestly the depth of our love for the Lord. The same challenging questions once put to the Israelites by Joshua, and later to the disciples by Jesus, are being asked of us today. The tribes of Israel...
A hand reaching out towards a sunset.
The Feast of the Assumption marks the special place that Mary, chosen to be the Mother of Jesus, has in the life of the Church. The Roman Catholic Church today celebrates that she was taken, body and soul, into heaven, when her life on earth was...
Mosaic showing Mary in blue holding the Christ child - they both have haloes
Today’s readings demonstrate how our Father draws us closer to himself, and – through Jesus Christ – nourishes and sustains us with the living bread of the Eucharist. The prophet Elijah is convinced he’s a failure, and is fleeing for his life into...
A person holding a loaf of bread.
This is the first of several Sunday Gospels where we contemplate Jesus’s teaching on the bread of life. It follows last week’s account of the feeding of the five thousand. The First Reading tells us of the hungry, grumbling Israelites in the desert...
a loaf of bread
This Sunday’s readings remind us that God provides for us physically as well as spiritually. In the First Reading, Elisha assures his servant that one hundred people will be fed with just twenty barley loaves because the Lord has promised it, while...
A mosaic showing a basket with loaves and two fish.
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