Wisdom 9: 13-18
We are called to open our minds to God’s gift of Wisdom if we want to learn the truth of God’s intentions.

Philemon 9-10. 12-17
From prison, Paul seeks to restore Onesimus to Philemon, no longer seen as the world see him – as a slave – but as a dear brother.

Luke 14: 25-33
People crowd round to learn from Jesus.  But he cautions them: to be a real disciple of his is costly.

Apocalypse 11:19; 12: 1-6. 10
John’s vision of the final victory won by God by means of the child born of a woman despite the threat of the great dragon.

1 Corinthians 15: 20-26
As children of Adam we are all destined to die, but those who belong to Christ will be brought to life in him, the first fruits of the resurrection.

Luke 1: 39-56
Mary praises God for the part she is to play in God’s work of salvation.

Wisdom 18: 6-8
The people prepare to be liberated by the Lord from their oppressors in Egypt

Hebrews 11: 2. 8-19
Abraham and Sarah placed their trust in God’s promises.

Luke 12: 32-48
All are warned to be ready for the master’s return.

Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23
Life’s struggles are often felt to be in vain.

Colossians 3:1-5. 9-11
Heavenly life calls for a heavenly attitude.

Luke 12:13-21
Wealth, selfishly desired, only leads to woe.

Genesis 18: 20-32
Abraham beseeches God to have mercy on the sinful city.

Colossians 2: 12-14
Paul reflects on what God has done for us through our baptism.

Luke 11: 1-13
Prayer means trusting God to be a loving Father.