The last in a series of Sunday readings from Hebrews introduces us to the contrast between the old and the new covenant.
24 Nov: On Thanksgiving Day, US readers will hear about the leper who returned to praise God and who was told by Jesus: 'Your faith has saved you'.
Fri 9 Sept: The point of Paul's longest sporting metaphor is that the Corinthians must be as serious about their mission as athletes are about their training (and as Paul is about his preaching).
Tue 2 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.
Peter Edmonds SJ invites us to spend some time exploring Acts' background and character as we attempt to grasp the significance of Easter and deepen the peace, hope and joy which the season offers.
Wednesday: You can see the Emmaus story as a skeleton for the Spiritual Exercises, or an example of the Pastoral Cycle. What is most obvious is how the narrative has the shape of the Eucharistic liturgy.
How can we take direction from the Bible in our social justice efforts? Dominik Markl looks at how the Old & New Testaments lay foundations on which we can build a perfect community of love.
Luke 3:15-16,21-22 (gospel): the ethical message of the Baptist was overshadowed by that of Jesus, but it prepares us for it. For Luke, John belonged firmly to the old dispensation.
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