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The moral issues of murder and marital relations

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In today’s Gospel, Jesus continues his teaching on the mountain.  He addresses the moral issues of murder and marital relations. On the issue of murder, Jesus calls us to choose to be persons of peace and compassion or to be persons of violence.  We are told that murder is like an eruption of a volcano […]

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Salt and Light, Open and Closed

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Do we think of prayer as time spent quietly with hands held together, asking, waiting and listening. Our readings today tell us it goes much further than that. In the part of the Sermon on the Mount we hear this weekend Jesus exhorts his disciples to put his teachings into action. The first challenge, to […]

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Wise in old age – our aspiration

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Our gospel today describes two people that we should aspire to be like. Simeon and Anna were wise old people who had lived prayerful lives of faith and in particular lives of hope and expectation. They longed to see the salvation God had promised to the world and in fact Simeon had been told that […]