Thoughts for the Day

  Holy Thursday 2024

Mar 28, 2024
It is one thing to have the audacity to take bread and say, “This is my body” and then take the cup filled with wine and say, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood.” But it is quite another to wash the feet of a sister or brother.
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  Why did Judas do what he did?

Mar 27, 2024
Judas Iscariot had been a disciple of Jesus for several years yet in today's gospel (Matthew 26:14-25), we hear how he went to the chief priests and asked how much they would give him if he handed Jesus over to them.
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  Mary anoints the feet of Jesus

Mar 25, 2024
Yesterday we began Holy Week with the Palm Sunday re-enactment of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem.
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  "Give people hope"

Mar 22, 2024
On Thursday night a prominent politician gave his farewell speech as he retired from Parliament after many years of service. I found his final words inspiring
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  The Abrahamic faiths

Mar 21, 2024
Abraham figures prominently in both readings (Genesis 17:3-9 and John 8:51-59) and the psalm (104) today.
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  In these last days before Holy Week we have been given the examples of two great saints, Patrick and Joseph.

Mar 20, 2024
Today in the reading from chapter 3 of Daniel we hear of the great faith of three young Jewish men who were ordered by the king Nabuchadnezzar to worship false gods, or be thrown into a blazing furnace.
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  Feast of St Joseph, husband of Mary

Mar 19, 2024
Reflecting upon what we know about Joseph by the light of today's readings, there are a number of key virtues that come to mind. First of all, respect. Joseph held his wife in very high regard.
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