1 Samuel 16:1. 6-7. 10-13
Many of Jesse’s sons would have looked the part of king to succeed the disgraced Saul.  Yet David, the youngest and almost forgotten, is anointed by Samuel as God’s choice of King.

Ephesians 5: 8-14
A people once in the darkness are now light in the Lord.  As such, we are called to live as children of the light, shunning sin and darkness.

John 9: 1-41
Jesus cures a man born blind, but in the discourse that follows, it becomes apparent that those with physical sight can still be in total darkness in terms of awareness of God.


Exodus 17: 3-7
This is one of several stories about the Israelites complaining to Moses, in this case about being thirsty.  God instructs Moses how to provide water for them.

Romans 5 1-2. 5-8
The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, giving us faith and hope.

John 4: 5-42
The encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well,  where he reveals his true identity to her and offers her living water.

Genesis 12: 1-4
Abraham is called to step out in faith with the promise of manifold blessings.

2 Timothy 1:8-10

God has called us from beyond all time and we are encouraged to lean on God’s power in our journey of discipleship.

Matthew 17: 1-9
Peter, James and John witness the transfiguration of Jesus and hear the Father’s voice confirming his delight in him.


Genesis 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7
Adam and Eve succumb to the temptation of the serpent and eat of the tree forbidden to them by God

Roman 5: 12-19
Jesus Christ gives the utterly free gift of salvation to all people.

Matthew 4: 1-11
Jesus fights the temptation of the devil and reminds us to worship God alone.

Ecclesiasticus 15: 15-20
Goodness is possible for everyone. No one has permission to sin.

1 Corinthians 2: 6-10
True wisdom of life is found in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 5: 17-37
Goodness is never skin-deep.  Virtue is not cheap.