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First Wednesday of Advent: Black Friday vs Jesus' permanent offer

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

People fighting over a large TV in a box in an Asda store

Readings: Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37

On Black Friday, tens of thousands came, queued, and left empty-handed. Tesco, or some other outlet, offered the false hope of a cheap 52” plasma screen for all and many were left clutching at a cut-price kettle. Read more

First Tuesday of Advent: God's Pleasure

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 71:1-2,7-8,12-13,17; Luke 10:21-24 

Jesus’s joyful thanksgiving at the start of today’s Gospel is addressed to the seventy disciples who had returned from their mission of proclaiming the Kingdom. The words are sometimes called His “hymn of joy". Read more

First Monday of Advent: A Time for Christians and Non-Christians

Monday, December 01, 2014

The centurion's faithIt is a time for Christians. It is a time for non-Christians. Whoever you are, Advent is a time for you. Read more

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