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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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
Today’s Psalm places the truth of God’s love for all of humanity at the centre of this Sunday’s liturgy. The prophet Isaiah in the First Reading speaks of a time when the Lord will gather all people to himself. God’s love is so strong that people of...
A narrow door
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.
As this Sunday’s Gospel Acclamation reminds us, ‘The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God.’ Today’s readings also reveal a parent God who cares for us. We are his children, the ‘...
An open door
Our readings and prayers this week may lead us to open our hearts to Christ, our welcome guest. May he increase our faith and our love, so that we may see him amongst us as our friend. In our First Reading from Genesis, Abraham gives us the...
Jesus, Martha and Mary: Jesus looks at Martha who has bread in her hands, while Mary sits at his feet
The Liturgy this Sunday takes us to the very heart of how we are called to live fully human lives as the Body of Christ alive in the world today. We are reminded in the First Reading that we do not have to search far to find God. The Word of God is...
Van Gogh painting of the Good Samaritan helping the traveller.
This Sunday’s readings celebrate the grace of Christ’s peace, and invite us to become messengers of that peace to all around us. Isaiah calls the people of Israel to trust in God’s loving presence with them. He compares the care and comfort God...
Two people walking
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