Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Break off our quarrel with the foe”

Text: Matthew 5:38-48 (love of enemy) In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus commands us to love our enemies; and if everyone would follow his command, war would end. Unfortunately, we usually fall short of perfection and we struggle to love our … Continue reading

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“The Great Divorce”

Text: Matthew 5:21-37 (anger, divorce, oaths) On this Family Day Weekend and the first Sunday after Valentine’s Day, we hear a teaching from Jesus on divorce and a reflection on it. The topic might seem to clash with the occasion, … Continue reading

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Going for the gold: Olympic spirit and the Holy Spirit

Texts: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 (Spirit and Wisdom); Matthew 5:13-20 (fulfilling the Law) I love watching the Winter Olympics. Thousands of young people from all corners of the world gather in a beautiful resort to compete in sports of speed and … Continue reading

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The strength of foolish wisdom

Texts: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 (foolishness and wisdom), Matthew 5:1-12 (The Beatitudes) I am pleased that the seventh and final National Event of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission will be held in Edmonton from March 27th to 30th. By all reports, … Continue reading

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