Daily Gospel Reflection 12 February 2021 - Hearing and Speaking the Word of God They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” Mark 7:37 This line is the conclusion to the story of Jesus healing a deaf man who also had a speech impediment. The man was brought to […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 10 February 2021 - That Which is Within Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” Mark 7:14–15 What is within you? What is in your heart? Today’s Gospel concludes […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 09 February 2021 - Worship From the Heart When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands. Mark 7:6–8 It seems quite clear that Jesus’ instant fame led these religious leaders to jealousy and envy, and they wanted to […]
Prayer Space 08 February 2021 - One of our students, Gerald Ngwenya 9LFR, was inspired by the thought of the current world we are living in and he created a ‘Prayer Space’ at home. Here is what he said: ‘It was an opportunity to remember the lives lost during the Holocaust. It also brought an opportunity to stop and reflect as […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 08 February 2021 - When Life is ‘Drudgery’ Job spoke, saying: Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery? My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle; they come to an end without hope.  Remember that my life is like the wind; I shall not see happiness again. Job 7:1, 6–7  The funny thing is, as soon as that reading is […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 04 February 2021 - Relying Upon Divine Providence Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick—no food, no sack, no money in their belts. Mark 6:7–8 Why would Jesus instruct the Twelve to go […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 02 February 2021 - The Culmination of a Life of Faith “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”  Luke 2:29-32 At the […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 01 February 2021 - Never Give Up on Another “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me!” (He had been saying to him, “Unclean spirit, come out of the man!”) He asked him, “What is your name?” He  replied, “Legion is my name.  There […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 29 January 2021 - Transformation in God’s Grace Jesus said to the crowds: “This is how it is with the Kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.  Mark 4:26–27 It’s beautiful to […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 28 January 2021 - The Manifestation of Your Soul to All? “For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light.” Mark 4:22 What a fascinating little line in the Gospel for today! What does this line mean? Though many have offered various commentaries upon the meaning of this line, let’s turn […]
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