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Today’s Readings – Saint Philip Neri

Saint Philip Neri - Commentary on Phil 4:4-9; John 17:20-26

The Gospel reading is part of Jesus’ prayer for unity among his followers. It comes from his long discourse during the Last Supper as given to us in John’s gospel. In this particular part of the prayer, he is praying not for those disciples who are with him at the supper but “for those who will believe in me through their word".

Jesus prays that “they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me". For this is the way that people will come to recognise the true identity of Jesus. To be a follower of Jesus is not simply to believe in him and lead a good life. It is not to see the Chur … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Friday of week 7 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Jas 5:9-12

As we come towards the end of the letter, James now has some more encouraging words for his readers.

First, he tells them they should stop grumbling against each other and show more tolerance and patience.  The community should not be divide … Continue

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