John’s Gospel puts before the reader a grand assemblage of 7 I AM sentences, rooted in the name of God in Exodus 3:14, I AM WHO I AM. I am the bread of life. (John 6:35, 48, 51); I am the light of the world (John 8:12; 9:5); I am the gate for the sheep […]
How we respond to pressure can vary very much from person to person. The man born blind in this Sunday’s Reading resists pressure and even grows on the strength of it. Part of his energy comes from his experience— no matter what others may say about Jesus, he himself once was blind and now he […]
As St. Augustine teaches, the woman at the well represents us. So, what is it that I thirst for? What is the most important thing in my life? Where do I now find God? By relentless challenge and resolute honesty, we too can be led to that encounter with Jesus, which changes everything, “giving life […]
Every so often, we catch a glimpse of the “something more” that God has in store for us. These fleeting experiences are to be treasured: the birth of my first child, falling in love, a sense of “being held” by God’s presence. Such experiences may help us approach the Transfiguration. Like all transcendent experiences, it […]
Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit, where he is morally tested, or is it more that his role and identity are tested? Discover more with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA… Click HERE for the audio version. Click HERE for the text version.
Jesus further challenges us this week to a more profound conversion by loving evermore deeply! How does He include our enemies in this love? Discover more with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA… Click the following link HERE for the audio version: Click the following link HERE for the text version:
A great deal depends on the interpretation of one word in this Sunday’s Gospel. The word in question is ‘fulfil’! How does Jesus come to fulfil what the prophets foretold in the Bible, and what does He have to say on the matter of the Law? Discover more with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA… Click the […]