12th Sunday (A), 21.06.20: Sparrows and Martyrs

Readings: Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm 68(69):8-10,14,17,33-35; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus paints two very different pictures of God the Father in today’s Gospel, almost à la Jekyll and Hyde. First, he is the One we must fear because, unlike human beings, he can destroy both body and soul in hell. Then,...

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Corpus Christi, 14.06.20: The engine of the universe

Readings: Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16; Psalm 147:12-15,19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 Self-isolation, social distancing, lockdown: these have become household terms since mid-March. We know what they mean. We understand they’re necessary. But the human cost of them is very real. We’re not made to relate to one another only in voice...

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