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Matthew in Slow Motion 6

Matthew in Slow Motion 6

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph, and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah… Continue Reading

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Matthew  in Slow Motion 5

Matthew in Slow Motion 5

and Jesse the father of King David. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah (Matthew 1:6) This is the fifth post in a series – you can begin here: Matthew in Slow Motion 1 Matthew in Slow Motion 2 Matthew in Slow Motion 3 Matthew in Slow Motion 4 As… Continue Reading

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Resources for Ordinary 8

Resources for Ordinary 8

Let us pray (in silence) [that we cooperate with God’s will] Pause Grant, Lord, [or O God] that the course of this world may be directed by your peaceful governance, and that your church may be joyful as, in confidence and serenity, we serve your purpose; through Jesus Christ, our Saviour who is alive with… Continue Reading

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Lent 5

Lent 5

Let us pray (in silence) [that we are drawn closer to God’s goodness] pause Look graciously on your whanau [or household], we implore you, O God, [or Almighty God] that by your great goodness we may be governed in body and, through your protection, kept safe in mind and heart; through our Saviour Jesus Christ,… Continue Reading

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The Widow’s Mite

The Widow’s Mite

Preaching the opposite of what the Bible teaches On Sunday most preaching on the Widow’s Mite will preach the opposite of what Jesus in the Bible is actually teaching. On Sunday many men (and women) in long robes (and even those who deprecate robes and instead wear expensive suits or hip-pastor jeans with designs and… Continue Reading

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Our Father (part 2)

Our Father (part 2)

As part of reflecting on the Lord’s Prayer, and on the word “Our” that begins it, here is the reflection on this in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: III. “Our” Father 2786 “Our” Father refers to God. the adjective, as used by us, does not express possession, but an entirely new relationship with God.… Continue Reading

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Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina

Lent can be a time when we experiment with different types of praying, and also rediscover ways we have tried praying in the past, and take them up once again. The Slow Food movement is the opposite of Fast Food. Slow food is about taking a little bit of food and enjoying it, appreciating it,… Continue Reading

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