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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

24 May 2020

Today’s  gospel reading from Matthew does not mention Jesus’ ascension into Heaven but rather it completes the story of Jesus’ mission on earth, when he commanded the apostles to preach to all…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

17 May 2020

The gospel of today continues the Discourses of the Last Supper. The prevailing theme of this gospel is love. In St Matthew’s gospel, Jesus had said:

“Not everyone who says to me, “Lord,…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

10 May 2020

The Discourses of the Last Supper are a probably a collection of the teachings of Jesus which the evangelist has placed in the context of the Last Supper. Indeed they seem very fitting for this…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

3 May 2020

In today’s gospel, Jesus describes himself not only as a shepherd but as the gate of the sheepfold. Gates are powerful symbols. The Romans actually had a god of gateways, Janus. In the past,…

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

26 April 2020

A road is an image that Luke often uses to describe movement on a spiritual pathway. The story of the Good Samaritan takes place on the road to Jericho, St Paul encounters the Lord on the road to…

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