From the category archives: Word Made Flesh

Word Made Flesh

Pray for the healing of the eye of our heart

John Connelly

October 18, 2010

In this week's Gospel, Jesus speaks of two men - a tax collector and a Pharisee.

The parable begins in the following way: "Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else." more . . .

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Honour God with our faithful prayer

Kathleen Giffin

October 11, 2010

Many years ago I had an experience of being prayed with, by the laying on of hands, for healing for my back. I wasn't particularly hopeful that it was going to work - after all, it was not as if I had cancer and actually needed God to rescue me. But I was willing to go along with their desire to pray for me.

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Jesus’ use of the word ‘hate’ confounds

Ralph Himsl

August 30, 2010

Luke's Gospel for today recounts an astonishing event, remarkable enough in my view, to merit a special name, one whose use would call up a complete image in the manner of the phrase, "the woman at the well" or "the parable of the prodigal son" or, from the secular world, "crossing the Rubicon."


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Two old buddies correspond about faith

Ralph Himsl

June 28, 2010

Forty years ago good fortune brought me a friendship which endures to this day despite the separations of time and distance.

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God tells us, 'Ask and you will receive'

Kathleen Giffin

July 19, 2010

My children all remember me doing my Mick Jagger imitation when they were young. In response to their complaints when things didn't go the way they wanted, I would sing, "You can't always get what you want . . . you get what you need."


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Christian love adapts to neighbour’s needs

Maria Kozakiewicz

July 5, 2010

The priest and the Levite in today's Gospel were not heartless people. They simply could not afford to be in close contact with the dying because such people often ended up really dead - and on the very hands of the rescuer.

To these two men - not the Samaritan, however - that would be a disaster, not mere unpleasantness.

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