In our gospel reading on Monday 2 December, we hear Matthew's first use of the word 'faith' in his gospel.
St Paul was prone to using sporting metaphors. Where and why did Paul use athletic imagery in his letters?
Fri 24 May: What was new about what Jesus was asking with his instruction to 'love one another ... as I have loved you'?
Weds 6 Nov: in today's first reading, Paul establishes a connection between the command of neighbour-love and the Ten Commandments which throws light on both.
Peter Edmonds SJ describes how God's grace worked differently in the lives of Ss Peter & Paul, neither of whom had straightforward paths to holiness.
Tue 5 Jun (Mark 12:13-17): Dr Marion Smith encourages us to ask ourselves what Jesus's response to his challengers demands of us as members of society.
One New Testament book is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost, and is never otherwise read publicly in Catholic Sunday or weekday liturgies: the Acts of the Apostles.
Thurs 25 Jul: The question that Jesus asks the sons of Zebedee is important: 'Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with?'
The words that challenged the Christians of Corinth continue to challenge modern Christians. How does Paul present his solution to the problem of Christian disunity?
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