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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 follow Ignatian methods of prayer, but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, consider 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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The justice and integrity of God flow throughout the whole of creation. God’s generosity knows no bounds, and sometimes – as Jesus shows us in today’s parable – it is too much for human minds to comprehend. Quite simply, God’s ways are not our ways...
A vineyard with people at work
The readings this week speak of forgiveness, urging us to forgive others just as God forgives us. God loves us unconditionally. There is no limit to that forgiveness, so long as we ourselves show forgiveness to others, and don’t hold on to any...
Coins
The theme of listening runs throughout today’s readings: listening to the Divine Voice; to the voice of the prophet Ezekiel; to our community members; to the Church. In the First Reading, God likens the prophet’s role to that of a sentry, who has...
Four people silhuoetted against the setting sun.
After Peter’s resounding proclamation of Jesus as the Christ last week, the readings this Sunday strike a more sombre note as we consider the suffering and sacrifice Jesus will face. This will also be the path his followers will choose. Jeremiah...
A man carrying a wooden cross.
Today’s readings give thanks to God who, though from on high, looks to the lowly. The Gospel reveals a God whose choice of the very human Peter shows that the wisdom of God is indeed unfathomable. By reflecting on the way God builds on the faith of...
Christ's Charge to Peter by Raphael. Christ gives the keys to the Apostle Peter.
God’s plan of salvation is for all people. The loving Spirit of God is poured into the whole of creation and rests within everyone. This truth is revealed throughout Scripture and is a message of hope for all times. The prophet Isaiah (First Reading...
Painting of Jesus with the woman from Canaan
The glorious taking up of Mary into heaven, though not mentioned in Scripture, has been celebrated since the sixth century and is now part of recognised Roman Catholic doctrine. The feast of the Assumption is celebrated in mid August in the Catholic...
Giotto painting of the Visitation - Mary and Elizabeth greet each other
In the readings this week, Elijah and Jesus both seek out quiet places to pray alone. They reveal an ever-present God who reaches out to us and brings peace, especially amidst the storms of our own lives. The First Reading sees a dejected Elijah...
A wave
In today’s readings, we celebrate the great love of God, who not only gives us life, but desires to sustain and nourish us generously too. In the First Reading, it is God himself who urgently pleads with his troubled, scattered people to listen...
A man with a basket of fish
As Ordinary Time continues, we are still in the central part of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus is teaching by means of parables. Today we have four more parables to add to the four already heard over the last couple of Sundays. These parables stress...
A treasure chest
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