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Gospel Reflections 2017

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 13:00

Opening our lives to strangers

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel - Easter 3A (Luke 24:13-35), 30 April 2017

Extraordinary things can happen to those who are hospitable enough to “break bread” with “foreigners” in whom they do not immediately recognise God’s presence, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 12:40

Belief and trust takes time

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Easter 2A, 23 April 2017 (John 20:19-31)

The liturgical readings and prayers for each Sunday between Easter and Pentecost invite us into different movements of the one great symphony of resurrection faith, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:57

Chairete: rejoice!

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Easter Sunday Year A, 16 April 2017 (Matthew 28:1-10)

The first appearance of the resurrected One draws from the women a profoundly reverential response, an action foreshadowed by the courageous but doubly marginalised Canaanite woman, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:31

A reversal of death and injustice

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Passion Sunday Year A, 9 April 2017 (Matthew 26:14-27:66)

For Jesus’ friends and followers, every element of the ancient story of God’s deliverance of their ancestors from slavery, resonates with echoes of the experience of Jesus who is now present to them in a new way, writes Sr Veronica Lawson rsm.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 10:27

‘I am the resurrection and the life’

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-5th Sunday of Lent Year A, 2 April 2017 (John 11:1-45)

In the Lazarus story, Martha and Mary are the characters who, with Jesus, occupy centre stage in the narrative and into whose faith journey we are invited to enter, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:39

The blind come to see

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-4th Sunday of Lent Year A, 26 March 2017 (John 9:1-41)

This story reminds us of the need to check out our assumptions and to accept the fact that we can be wrong about things we have always believed, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:54

Listening to the lives of others

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150Reflection on the Gospel-Third Sunday of Lent Year A, 19 March 2017 (John 4:5-42)

Three weeks into Lent, the liturgy invites us to take a faith journey in the company of a courageous outsider, an unnamed woman from a despised religious group, writes Mercy Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:42

On the mountain top

Reflection on the Gospel-Second Sunday of Lent Year A, 12 March 2017 (Matthew 17:1-9)

Sr Veronica Lawson2 rsm150In the transfiguration we get a glimpse of God’s glory shining on his face and penetrating even his clothing, a hint that God’s grace is more life-giving than the forces of violence that oppose God’s reign, writes Sister Veronica Lawson rsm.

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