Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

sunday reflection

Gospel Reflection for Christ the King Sunday

Have you ever looked at any of the great works of art depicting the coming of the Kingdom of God? If you have, you will have noticed that most of them are pictured as apocalyptic events, with imagery taken from the Book of Revelation. In them you will find armies of angels with swords and...

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Sunday Gospel Reflection for 30th Sunday of the Year, October 23rd

INTRODUCTION: Can I earn my place in Heaven? Can anything I do give me a right to be with God? These are the questions Jesus unambiguously answers in today’s Gospel of the “Pharisee and the Tax Collector.” And the answer is a resounding ‘NO’ to both. So, why bother living a good life, and trying...

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Sunday Gospel Reflection for 29th Sunday of the Year, October 16th

INTRODUCTION: The God of theology and philosophy is complex and complicated. Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to study them will know the hair pulling and desk thumping associated with every word, phrase, and concept explored. Yet, somehow, behind the words and concepts, lies a reality which is stunningly simple; Love! There are countless...

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Sunday Gospel Reflection for 26th Sunday of the Year September 25th

If you felt that Luke, in his Gospel, seems to have a strong dislike for wealth and ‘rich men’, you would not be too far wrong! For the second week in a row Luke begins with, “…there was a rich man who…” and for the second week in a row the ‘rich man’ is presented...

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Sunday Gospel Reflection for 25th Sunday of the Year September 18th

‘Multi-tasking’ was a buzz word a number of years ago. It became for a while a kind of badge of honour for the young. They could multi-task and the rest of the population were stuck in a single-track brain function which, the young claimed, made life exceedingly dull and boring. Teenagers swore they could study,...

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Sunday Gospel Reflection for 24th Sunday of the Year September 11th

Quite a number of years ago I was working in a boys Boarding/Day School in Australia. Each Sunday I celebrated Mass for the boarding community, which, as it happened, had quite a few boys from sheep farming families, living on ‘stations’ and farming huge swaths of land. I well remember one Sunday finding myself facing...

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