Sunday 25 August: In Sunday's second reading, we are are encouraged to use our bodily facilities to their potential: no more limp hands, trembling knees, injured limbs!
17 Jan: In the account of four men who lowered a paralysed man through a roof to get him to Jesus, we hear Mark's first use of the word 'faith', which reminds us that faith shows itself in action.
St Paul was prone to using sporting metaphors. Where and why did Paul use athletic imagery in his letters?
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.
Sat 30 May: we hear the final words of the book that is reserved for Easter Day and the following fifty days until Pentecost - the Acts of the Apostles.
With Peter's confession that Jesus is the Christ in the text from Mark we hear on 20 Feb, the disciples are invited to see Jesus’s messiahship in terms of the suffering Son of Man.
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.
Peter Edmonds SJ looks at each gospel writer's portrayal of John the Baptist.
Brian McClorry SJ reviews Philip Pullman's historical fiction, set in the time and place of the New Testament, and Gerry O'Collins SJ's response.
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