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More... Paying taxes and the image of God    

Paying taxes and the image of God

As it was in Jesus' day 2,000 years ago, so it is today. Taxes are an integral part of life in society.  We have a sense that paying taxes is about providing funds for the common good: bridges, roads, health…

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More... The image of God    

The image of God

What is on display in this story from Matthew’s Gospel is not Jesus’ clever reply, but the image of God he presents. Even knowing the plot of the Pharisees and Herodians, Jesus does not refuse to enter into dialogue with…

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More... Shaping a new world    

Shaping a new world

Last Sunday Pope Francis issued a new encyclical letter. It’s a rather long document which calls for a new way of thinking and acting as we approach the task of building a post-COVID world. The document is based on the…

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More... Stewards of God's gift    

Stewards of God's gift

In last Sunday’s parable, Jesus addressed the Jerusalem priests and elders with a message that “action speaks louder than words”. This Sunday, Jesus continues his address to them, building upon that message by using another parable. This week’s parable asks…

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More... A story of becoming    

A story of becoming

The gospel message, indeed the story of the Bible, is a story of becoming. There is not one day that we are 'the same' as before. It seems to me that when I live in the illusion that the world…

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More... The Carmelites - offering you support    

The Carmelites - offering you support

The Carmelites of Australia & Timor-Leste offer you our support in these uncertain and difficult times. We are praying for the whole world, and especially, for all those who are members of our wider Carmelite Family. Each week we will offer…

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