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Newsletter 24th February 2019

Living the Paschal Mystery When faced with the extraordinary demands of the gospel outlined in today’s reading, one person said, “How can I do that? I’d end up with nothing?” Then we look to the example of Jesus who enfleshed the words he preached. Jesus himself loved his enemies and prayed for those who persecuted…
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Newsletter 17 Feb 2019

Sometimes it can be difficult to imagine why Jesus faced suffering and death. Often there is a popular idea that would have Jesus preaching only love, peace, kindness, and lilies of the field. The thinking goes that in the face of such preaching he was put to death by those who were against love, peace,…
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Newsletter 10 Feb 2019

So often today’s Gospel is read symbolically so that the tearing nets mean one thing and the great number of fish mean something else. The boat’s near sinking is sometimes interpreted symbolically too. But it can be more fruitful simply to read Luke’s story on its own terms, without fishing for meaning so to speak.…
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Newsletter 3 February 2019

LIVING THE PASCHAL MYSTERY Mark Twain once said, “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” Our brains are wired to be comfortable with the familiar. We don’t need to think about walking; we simply walk. We don’t need to invest much…
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