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 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 readings this Sunday are full of encouragement. Our compassionate God loves us so much that he looks beyond our sins to see the people we can become. However unworthy we may seem, God seeks us out and calls us to him. The First Reading...
Zacchaeus in a sycamore tree
As the end of the Church’s year approaches, we renew our commitment to the Lord who desires to draw ever closer to those who are humble. The First Reading shows how the Lord hears the petitions of the poor, while the Psalm echoes this by showing the...
A man with head bowed in prayer
I prepare myself for prayer by slowing down, relaxing my body, breathing gently, putting aside worries and concerns for the moment. I read the psalm slowly a few times. How do I feel? What is my main response to the psalm? This is a pilgrim’s prayer...
Text: I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? Image: mountains
Longing for healing and expressing gratitude are threads that pull together all of the scripture we pray this Sunday. In the First Reading, Naaman, commander of a foreign king’s army, cannot use his power to escape the ravages of leprosy. Yet with a...
Manuscript illustration of Jesus with the leper who returned and those who ran away.
Today’s readings demonstrate our need for the gift of faith and the patience of faithfulness, to give us a new vision and understanding of the world. In the First Reading the prophet Habakkuk looks at the evil all around him and the suffering of...
A tree
This week’s readings remind us that we are called to share our gifts and possessions with those who have less than we do. Our faith in the promises of Jesus is demonstrated by the way we live. In the First Reading the prophet Amos speaks forcefully...
James Tissot picture of Lazarus, with the dogs
This week’s readings challenge us to reflect on our attitude towards money. It should never displace our generous and just God from being at the centre of our lives. In the First Reading, Amos attacks those who take advantage of the poor and...
A man paying for something on his laptop with his card.
This week’s readings invite us to rejoice in a God who longs to forgive us. No-one is beyond God’s reach: we are loved sinners who are welcomed home with great joy, regardless of how far we have strayed. In the First Reading the Israelites have lost...
Sheep, alone in field
Usually attributed to King Solomon, the First Reading shows God as one who is always ready to grant the gift of wisdom to those who truly seek it. The Second Reading is taken from St Paul’s letter to Philemon, a leader in the Colossian church. Paul...
A building site
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...
Wedding reception, people with glasses raised
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