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Counting the cost…


Counting the cost… Any wise person interested in starting his or her own business will, first of all, come up with a good business plan. They will sit down and, with their accountants and others, try to calculate the risks involved and make sure they have all their costings right. They will want to leave [...]

Who is my neighbour?


The story of the Good Samaritan is probably the best known of Jesus’ parables. Yet, regrettably, its message is not so well understood as to be always put into practice–even by Christians. “Who is my neighbour? Who belongs to the community of God?”. These are the underlying questions in today’s Gospel. Jesus’ answer is contained [...]

The Urgent Task


In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to visit all the towns and villages he himself is to visit. There is a real sense of urgency about the instructions Jesus gives them. They are not to carry a purse or spare set of clothes with them. They are not even to salute [...]

Believing in People


It can happen that we lose interest in people, and even become blind to their strengths, when we discover their limitations. During his passion Jesus discovered the limitations of Peter, yet he didn’t write him off. He continued to believe in him, And in time he came good. Like Peter, we are weak human beings [...]

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