Scripture Reflections And Commentaries

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Scripture reflection: The last shall be first

11 August 2022

Those expecting no place at the feast will be offered one. Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 21 August 2022

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Homily notes: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 11 August 2022

The hospitality of God is ample and generous. In the preaching of Jesus – continued down to our day in the preaching of the Church – we are all invited to the banquet.

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Homily notes: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 6 August 2022

The 'peace' that Jesus brings is not a facile thing. It only becomes effective in the context of true conversion of heart.

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Scripture reflection: The Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name.

4 August 2022

We pray for that true peace that only Christ can bring. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 2022.

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Scripture reflections: ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth!’

4 August 2022

Jesus Christ, who came to bring fire on earth, gives us courage and hope to persevere in challenging times. 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 18 August 2019.

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Scripture reflection: For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also

30 July 2022 EH

Father, deepen our trust in you, so we may live joyfully and with courage. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 7 August 2022

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Homily notes, 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 30 July 2022 EH

What needs to be attended to is the capacity and readiness of human beings to receive what God has in store.

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Homily notes: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 23 July 2022 EH

The common theme across the three readings this week is usually translated to mean avarice or greed, both of which are accurate enough but do not fully catch the nuance of the original Greek.

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Scripture reflection: There is more to life than wealth and riches

21 July 2022 EH

What really matters is making ourselves rich in the sight of God. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 31 July 2022

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Scripture reflection: Ask, and it will be given to you

14 July 2022 EH

Jesus encourages us to believe that we can ask God for anything, and that our faith will be rewarded simply because of the immensity of God’s love. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 24 July 2022.

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Homily notes: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 14 July 2022 EH

Prayer, and the attitude to God that true prayer requires, is central to this week’s readings.

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Scripture reflection: Jesus our guest

7 July 2022 EH

This Sunday we learn of the importance of presence to the other – of stillness, attentiveness, and hospitality. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year, 17 July 2022.

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