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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Trust in the Lord is the theme that links all this week’s readings. As we continue our Lenten journey, we are reminded of the extent of the Lord’s love and generosity – if we but listen to his voice and place our trust in him. In the First Reading...
light on a mountain
Lent – a new liturgical season, and an opportunity to start again. We can give thanks to God for giving us this season of grace. Lent is closely associated with God’s Covenant and with baptism, and the readings this Sunday strongly underline this...
Desert
Today’s readings point to the loving compassion of God, which is revealed in the way Jesus always responds to the plight of those around him. The Book of Leviticus (First Reading) sets the scene by listing the rules concerning those who were...
A hand reaching out to touch another hand.
This Sunday, the readings encourage us to look more deeply into the experience of human suffering. It is only through Christ that our pain and despair can and will be transformed. Just like the people in today’s Gospel, we are all longing for Christ...
A man standing on a hillside.
As we live through these dark winter days, we may be comforted by the words of the Psalmist, who encourages us to listen to the Lord’s voice and not to grumble as the Israelites did at Massah and Meribah in the desert. In the First Reading, Moses...
Eleventh century fresco of the Exorcism at the Synagogue in Capernaum.
The Third Sunday in Ordinary Time marks the ‘Sunday of the Word of God’, instituted by Pope Francis in 2019 as an annual celebration of the gift of Scripture. It encourages us to grow in our knowledge and love of the Scriptures and of the risen Lord...
A fishing boat on a lake
Like the people in today’s readings, we, too, are called by Christ: called to spend time with him; to work with him; to offer our bodies, hearts and minds in loving service of God’s will. The First Reading tells the delightful story of God’s...
Three men silhouetted against a sunset
Today’s feast of the Baptism of Our Lord brings to an end the season of Christmas. Coming after the Epiphany of the Lord, it can be seen as a second manifestation of Christ, as the heavens are opened before the whole world. Through Christ’s baptism...
Image of a young man in a river with light shining down.
In recent months I may have hoped that Christmas would be the light at the end of the tunnel, marked by ‘normal’ festivities and gatherings. But for many, this may still not be the ‘normal Christmas’ we’ve longed for, even if the temporary lifting...
Nativity set made in Latin America
As we look forward to Christmas, quickly approaching, today’s readings speak of God’s plans: for the House of David ... for Mary … and for us. In the First Reading, David resolves to build a house for God, but God, who has journeyed with his people...
An angel holding a lily for Mary.
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