St Beuno's, North Wales

In the readings this week, Elijah and Jesus both seek out quiet places to pray alone. They reveal an ever-present God who reaches out to us and brings peace, especially amidst the storms of our own lives. The First Reading sees a dejected Elijah...
A wave
In today’s readings, we celebrate the great love of God, who not only gives us life, but desires to sustain and nourish us generously too. In the First Reading, it is God himself who urgently pleads with his troubled, scattered people to listen...
A man with a basket of fish
As Ordinary Time continues, we are still in the central part of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus is teaching by means of parables. Today we have four more parables to add to the four already heard over the last couple of Sundays. These parables stress...
A treasure chest
This Sunday we are, again, reminded of God’s central characteristic – merciful love. We are always in need of forgiveness, and the readings today assure us both of God’s mercy and compassion and the promise of assistance. The Holy Spirit is given...
Grass or barley growing
The readings this week are linked by images of nature, water, rain, growing crops and harvest. In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah compares the word of God to the rain falling on the world, which ensures a good crop and thus feeds the people...
Painting by Van Gogh of a sower - sky is golden yellow, field is mottled blues
There is a very welcome thread of joy and encouragement woven throughout the readings for this Sunday. The First Reading is a foretelling of the joyous Kingdom over which Jesus will reign, and a prophecy of his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem...
Woman hiker standing on a mountain
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