Meditation – 7th May 2017

‘8th Amendment’ Listening to some of the commentary on the recent Citizens’ Assembly and the campaign to repeal the 8th Amendment you would be forgiven for thinking that abortion is not even a moral issue, let alone a hugely important one which will impact on the lives of thousands of people, born and unborn, into the future. It is difficult for a ‘pro-life’ perspective to be even heard in the…

05/05/2017
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Meditation – 30th April 2017

The Deep End – Didn’t our hearts burn within us? Today’s Gospel finds Jesus’ friends downcast and confused at all that happened in their world. His death had devastated them; rumours of his resurrection amazed and confused them. Into their sadness and confusion Jesus comes; walking with them, talking with them even though they didn’t recognise him and yet they said later ‘didn’t our hearts burn within us as he…

05/05/2017
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Meditation – 16th April 2017 – Easter Sunday

THE DEEP END – Easter Sunday In today’s Gospel Mary Magdalen is highlighted as the woman who is the first witness of the resurrection. Mary and the two disciples must have been very confused and upset as they tried to understand what had happened to Jesus’ body. Reading this story can bring many emotions for us: fear and confusion at death, or even a feeling of euphoria and joy at…

13/04/2017
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Meditation – 2nd April 2017

Fifth Sunday of Lent: John 11:1-45 (Come Forth Lazarus) In today’s gospel, Jesus is surrounded by a culture of death. The disciples are afraid to go back to Bethany, the Jews want to stone Jesus to death, Mary and Martha are distraught over the death of their brother Lazarus, and Lazarus himself lies bound in the darkness of the tomb. It appears as if there is no hope. We are…

31/03/2017
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