On this Sunday, we make our way back to Matthew, the Gospel for Year A. The YouTube video has a sort of welcome back tone, to help us change gear and re-enter the very different world of Matthew.
News: Dermot Lane has just published a new book: “Theology and Ecology in Dialogue. The Wisdom of Laudato Si’.” In 154 pages of text, he is offering an amazingly comprehensive overview of the issues, using a kaleidoscope of perspectives. Is there any topic more urgent, even as we emerge from lockdown?
1. Vision 2020: Faith into the Future/ Scripture Summer School
Some 267+ people are lined up to take part in the Scripture Summer School — a wonderful level of response. It is not too late to express interest — anytime this week. Our sincere hope is that the Summer School will still be an enjoyable learning experience for everyone.
3. Online lectures (complete list)
Here’s a startling poem, almost a haiku, which Dermot Lane uses to close his new book:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Earth’s crammed with heaven,
and every common bush afire with God,
but only he who sees takes off his shoes;
the rest sit around and pluck blackberries.
Wishing you all every blessing,
Kieran O’Mahony OSA
Dr Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA
Biblical Studies Coordinator
Holy Cross Diocesan Centre