This Sunday



These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written and designed especially for scripture prayer groups in Wrexham Diocese as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups use Ignatian ways of praying but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, reflect on the Liturgy of the Word, prepare for the Sunday Mass, or if they cannot get to Mass for any reason. A new reflection sheet is published each Monday for the following Sunday. 

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The readings this week challenge us to reflect both on the ways we might be blind, and on the gift of new vision that is freely offered. In the First Reading, the prophet Jeremiah speaks of a God who gathers his people to heal them. The Psalm sings...
Painting showing Jesus healing Bartimaeus
This Sunday, following the predictions Jesus gave of his suffering and death, we contemplate our Saviour and the implications for us, his followers. The First Reading comes from part of Isaiah’s last song of the suffering servant. It foretells Jesus...
a chalice, against a background of a picture of the Virgin Mary
The readings this week give us an opportunity to step back from the busy-ness of our everyday lives to consider more deeply the riches we have been given, and what it is we truly value. In the First Reading, the spirit of Wisdom has come to the...
A painting showing Jesus with a young man and his disciples
The scriptures this Sunday teach us about the importance and centrality of loving relationships to the expression of our faith. The excerpt from Genesis (First Reading) begins our salvation story with a vision of humanity in harmonious relationship...
Two young girls walking across a field.
Today’s readings sound a note of warning against the small-heartedness that seeks to limit God’s love, or reject the action of God’s Spirit in the world. They proclaim the indwelling of the Spirit in the lives of all. Moses rejoices that two elders...
A person holding out a glass of water.
Our readings this Sunday speak about wisdom, but from different perspectives. We can see the First Reading as a prophecy of the Lord’s Passion, where the ‘godless’ regard with contempt those who listen to and follow God’s voice, condemning them to...
A child walking along.
This Sunday we contemplate Jesus, who is, as Peter declares, the Christ, the anointed one of God. Our readings help us to understand the journey Jesus takes to show his love for us. The First Reading from Isaiah is part of the song of the Suffering...
Three men walking together on a sandy path.
God’s word is always calling out to us anew, inviting us to ways of seeing more keenly and hearing more deeply. What are today’s readings bringing to my attention? Isaiah, in the First Reading, offers a theme as he calls us to see what needs to be...
A man with his eyes closed
Our readings this week encourage us to pay attention to the ways in which the word of God truly influences how we live our lives. Although we all too often fail to live up to the example set for us, we are none the less assured of an abundance of...
A pair of hands with palms open
This Sunday, the readings invite us to consider honestly the depth of our love for the Lord. The same challenging questions once put to the Israelites by Joshua, and later to the disciples by Jesus, are being asked of us today. The tribes of Israel...
A hand reaching out towards a sunset.
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