Nicholas King SJ helps us to pray the traditional meditations on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth Stations of the Cross creatively, using scripture and our own experiences.
An introduction by scripture scholar Nicholas King SJ to his reflections on the Stations of the Cross, and the first and second stations.
Our first reading on 13 March, about Joseph and his brothers, gives us a lens through which to look at the following day's gospel: the parable of the Prodigal Son.
The gospel readings for five of the Sundays during Lent in Year C come from Luke’s Gospel. Peter Edmonds SJ suggests that these readings, when taken together, form a short story of their own.
In the second reading, from Genesis 22, we hear the climax of Abraham's faith journey in what Nicholas King SJ calls the most chilling story in the entire Bible.
Nicholas King SJ concludes Thinking Faith’s Advent series by highlighting the ways in which the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent direct us towards the mystery we are preparing to celebrate, in which we have a part to play. In the frantic days that lead up to Christmas, it is vital that we take time ‘to gaze attentively at this child, who will put all the darkness of our world’.
Sarah Broscombe finds in the readings for the first Sunday of Advent in Year C an exhortation to be ready. How can we free ourselves from what might distract us during this important time of waiting?
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