• Home
  • Sunday reflections

“GET UP AND EAT, OR ELSE YOU'LL GET TOO TIRED TO TRAVEL”

19th Sunday Ordinary Time Year B

During these Sundays we have been reading chapter 6 of John’s gospel. It starts with the multiplication of the 5 loaves of bread to feed the 5,000 people. Having performed that miracle – or sign – Jesus crossed the sea to escape from being made king. To the crowd that chased him and found him in Capernaum, Jesus explained that he is the ‘Bread from heaven’.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern
You liked our page, share it!
powered by social2s

LOVE, FAITH, SHARING

SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

The miracle described in the first reading shows God´s concern for his people during a time of famine. The bread was meant to be offered to God. But instead of offering to God, Elisha, the prophet of the old covenant, gave it to the people. The left-overs stress God´s generosity.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

MISSION HOW, TO WHOM, WHERE

15th SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

When I finally received the letter of destination to Sierra Leone, with the happiness of having a place to go, a Country of adoption, I begun to think and ask myself what would I need there.

I made a list that included light clothes, some books I had used and cherished up to that time (the Bible first of all!); a knife for emergencies, some medicines for malaria, worms, diarrhoea….

But meeting now this Gospel of the year B (Mark 6, 6 – 13) I realize that the words of Jesus are not in line with my past worries. My Bible, for instance, was in Italian and so not usable here because I have to proclaim it in other languages.

Jesus spoke of a stick; in my immediate preparation I did not think of it; but now, approaching the 80 years of age, I keep a walking stick at hand.

About the things that Jesus considers not useful the first He mentions is bread: Commentators say “Because he himself is the bread of life” (cf. John 6, 35); He also wants to free his missionaries from the preoccupation for the food (cf. Mt 6, 25). And saying “no spare clothes, no haversack,  no money” (verses 8 and 9) Jesus thinks about the poverty of the missionaries.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

“AND YOU, WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

I guess those who are familiar with Facebook, twitter, whatsapp; these words: “friend requests”, add friends are not alien words. Thanks to the growing fastness of the internet connection and the vast evolution of smart mobile phone, that makes it easier for us to make friendship with everybody across the world. Thus, someone can even have thousands friends or followers, although not all of them are known personally to him and surely only few that he has met. Yes, we have to acknowledge that such friendships will remain still superficial.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

The Kingdom of God is always growing... All we need is faith

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

I just left the mission of Sierra Leone a week ago because of another responsibility given to me in another mission. I spent around 8 years in this mission, most was in the hilly parishes of Kabala and Mongo Bendugu. When I look back at my missionary journey I did during that time, I realised that my work is mainly sowing the seed of the Gospel through visiting villages, schools, building friendships, starting small catechumenate classes, baptizing and starting a new Christian community. My wonder is: Are they will be growing?

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

LOOK AT THE MOON NOT AT THE FINGER

18th SUNDAY   ORDINARY  TIME  YEAR  B

 

The miracle of the multiplication of the bread impressed so much the apostles, that the evangelists recorded six versions of the same event. Many tried to explain what really happened that day. Someone considered it a classic miracle, something that went beyond any human explanation; for others it was just a catechetical story meant to teach that the generosity of one boy, who offered his five bread and two fish to help Jesus, can trigger the generosity hidden in the heart of many and awaken in them the desire to imitate the boy.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

THE CHURCH IS THE FRUIT OF THE CROSS OF JESUS

XVI Sunday ordinary time. 22 July 2018

Imagine you started a project or an enterprise with friends. You shared ideas, plans, work, difficulties and achievements. You worked hard together for years, sharing responsibilities and gains for the enjoyment of all. But at a certain moment one or two of the co-workers began to steal money to fill their own pockets and broke the loyalty to the company. You, who first conceived the initiative and the idea of the business, would surely feel disappointed, and with angry words would dismiss those individuals and look for others more competent and more deserving of your trust. 

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

THE TRUE PROPHETS GOD SENDS TO US

Across the roads and streets of Freetown, there are many sign boards where people are invited to join “born again churches”. On what seems like adverts…one can read: “Come…It’s your time for wonders and miracles through Prophet A or X…”! And there are many prophets around…calling for healing, blessings and prosperity.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern

In the school of John the Baptist

Today is June 24 and the Church invites us to celebrate Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. This solemnity offers us an opportunity to look at the person, the life, and the ministry of Saint John, called the Baptist, and finally draw from him some inspiring thoughts that, perhaps, we may need to shape our lives.

Continue Reading


0
0
0
s2smodern