The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.10.01 A Word for the New Church There is a piece of pure politics at work here in the gospel. The writers of Matthew’s gospel are making a direct appeal to the remnants of John’s followers. This is a recurring theme in Matthew, who […]Read more "A Homily – Matthew 21:28 – 32 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.22 After John’s Arrest Hearing that John had been arrested, Jesus went back to Galilee, and leaving Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of Zebulun and Naphtali. In this way the prophecy of Isaiah was to be fulfilled: […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Matthew 4:12 – 17 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.15 Jesus Baptized Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 1:29 – 34 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2017.01.08 Jesus Baptized Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Matthew 3:13 – 17 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2016.12.11 John and Jesus John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Matthew 11:2 – 11 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2016.01.17 (Sunday) Miracles as Apologetics There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee. The mother of Jesus was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited. When they ran out of wine, since the wine provided for the wedding was all finished, the mother of […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of John 2:1-11 ©"
The Gospel of the Day – 2016.01.10 (Sunday) Mythology and Ministry ‘A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, ‘I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I […]Read more "A Homily – The Gospel of Luke 3:15-16, 21-22"