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  • God put Abraham to the test

    Posted in Lent on Feb 28, 2015

    Why? That is the natural question to ask when we hear the first line of today’s readings. What, exactly, was God trying to show Abraham? And why did it require such extreme, seemingly cruel, measures?

  • A new beginning?

    Posted in Lent on Feb 21, 2015

    For us to accept its truth, the Bible must present a recognisable picture of what our lives are like, by showing us what the problems are, how to deal with them and what happens if we make the wrong decisions.

  • Humble Penance

    Posted in Lent on Feb 18, 2015

    When you give alms … When you pray … When you fast ...’ In Jesus’ words to his disciples which we hear in today’s Gospel, he takes it for granted that his disciples will do these things: it’s not if, but when.