31 July: Paul’s letters generally start with theology and end with behaviour, and Colossians is no exception. He turns to the stuff of daily life in today's second reading.
Brian Purfield explores Francis of Assisi's unique way of witnessing to the gospel and embracing its challenges.
15 July is the feast of St Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church, who took the data of earlier biographies of St Francis and subjected them to the principles of theology.
Paul wants to tell the Colossians that Jesus does not fit into a system, Jesus IS the system. Count the number of times he uses the words ‘all’ or ‘everything’ in just the five verses we hear on Sunday.
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