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One Minute Reflection – 14 June – Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel Matthew 5:20-26.

One Minute Reflection – 14 June – Thursday of the Tenth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel Matthew 5:20-26.

Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother and then come and offer your gift...Matthew 5:23-24

REFLECTION – “The Church does not exist for us to remain divided when we come to it but rather so that our divisions might be nullified.   That is what the assembly means. Thus if we have come for the Eucharist, let us not do anything in contradiction to the Eucharist, let us not hurt our brother.   You have come to give thanks for the kindnesses you have received, therefore, do not separate yourself from your neighbour.
Christ offered his body to everyone without distinction when he said:  “Take and eat, all of you.”   Why do you not admit everyone to your own table? … You are remembering Christ and you disdain someone who is poor? … You are taking part in this divine meal; you should be the most compassionate of all people.   You have drunk the Lord’s blood and you do not acknowledge your brother?   But even if you have ignored him until now, at this table you must acknowledge him.   We must all be in the Church as in one common house, we form only one body.   We have only one baptism, one single table, one single source, as well as one single Father.”…St John Chrysostom (345-407), Father & Doctor of the Church (Homilies on the 1st Letter to the Corinthians, no 27 -cf Eph 4:5; 1 Cor 10:17 )therefore if you bring your gift to the altar mt 5 23-24-we must all be in the church - st john chrysostom - 14 june 2018

PRAYER – Lord God, true light and creator of light, grant that faithfully following the instructions of Your Son and pondering all that is holy, we may ever live in the splendour of Your presence.   By the gifts of the Holy Spirit, may we always be light to our neighbour.   Mary, Mother of Love and our loving mother, by your prayers, may we grow in charity and love.  We make our prayer through Christ, our Lord amen.loving mother pray for us - 14 june 2018

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One Minute Reflection – 9 July

One Minute Reflection – 9 July

Because the loaf of (Eucharist) bread is one,
we, many though we are,
are one body,
for we all partake of the one loaf…………1 Cor 10:17

1 cor 10 17

REFLECTION – “In the Eucharist, all is love. Jesus comes to us and dwells in us.
In doing so, He teaches us how we are to love one another.”………….St Augustine (354-430)

in the eucharist all is love - st augustine

PRAYER – Most loving Father, grant that every Eucharistic Celebration may unit me more closely to Your Divine Son. May it also unite me to all Christians and help me to show greater love for them every day. St Veronica Giuliani, you truly experienced total and supreme love in Holy Communion, pray for us that we might come to understand this immense and ineffable love of our Saviour for us all, as He becomes our food of life, amen.

st veronica giuliani - pray for us