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How To Be a Wise Person

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 26:1-6 & 7:21, 24-27

Our two readings today tell us how to be wise or how to remain a fool. The wise person is the one who relies on God and builds his house on rock. The foolish one relies on people and builds his house on sand.

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Everything To Look Forward To

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 25:6-10 & Mt. 15:29-37

In this first week of Advent the world is looking forward eagerly to Christmas. You only have to walk around a shopping centre to sense the hustle, bustle and excitement. The readings of today’s Mass have caught the mood of looking to the future with joyful anticipation.

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Harmony Restored

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 11:1-10 & Lk. 10:21-24

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Faith and Humility Prepare for Christmas

Liturgical Colour: 

Is. 2:1-5 & Mt. 8:5-11

The good people of this world long for peace. If ever our world needs to read the words of Isaiah it is today. He tells us that when the Lord comes, “He will wield authority over the nations and adjudicate between many peoples; these will hammer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will not lift sword against nation, there will be no more training for war.” This can happen if we beat down our personal feelings of hatred and retaliation into love and concern; if we turn our self-seeking into generosity and service to others.

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Christ Comes Every Day - But Do We Recognize Him?

Liturgical Colour: 

Mt. 24:37-44

What does Jesus mean when He tells us that His coming will be a repeat of what happened in Noah's time? The people then went about their daily lives, failing to repent and never suspecting that a flood would come and sweep them away.

By this Jesus is telling us He will come to us in the midst of everyday living when we least expect Him. He summed up this passage by saying, "Therefore, you must stand ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." What is the moment we least expect Jesus?

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