Posts Tagged ‘Pray Today NZ’

Thomas’ disbelief gets a bad rap

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

This week Thomas is present when Jesus appears in the Upper Room. Thomas, as we know was not there the previous week and had refused to believe the other disciples’ account of them seeing the risen Lord. Traditionally, Thomas gets a bad rap for what is described as his disbelief; he had not seen so Read more

Good Friday meditation: Stations of the Cross

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

In the Catholic tradition, 14 ‘stations’ represent Christ’s journey to the cross. Many artists have depicted Christ’s journey to Calvary. These depictions portray Jesus’ final hours and particularly come to the fore during Lent. Called the Stations of the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, ‘the Stations’ are part of church life. On the Read more

Pray Today NZ – Jesus wept – Video reflection Lent week 5

Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Pray Today NZ - Jesus Wept

Jesus wept tears, he wept because he was human. Jesus grieved, unashamed – his friend was dead. He remembered Lazarus’ face, his welcoming smile, his laughter. He remembered the hours they had sat talking; chewing the fat, shooting the breeze. Jesus wept for all that is passing.  Lazarus was gone, dead and buried and Read more

Mass myopia and coronavirus

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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“Instead of watching Mass on the computer, why don’t we read from the Bible together?” That’s how our eight-year old daughter reacted last Sunday when we gathered to watch the celebration of Mass at home, where we’ve been self-quarantined since last week. From the mouths of babes… Our daughter is used to seeing me as Read more

Lay led video Sunday reflection launches in NZ

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Pray Today NZ, a service of the Word using the Sunday readings began on the Internet in New Zealand yesterday. The lay-fronted reflection is designed for use on social media and is very ‘home-grown’ and ‘raw’. Work on the initiative ‘Pray Today NZ‘ began early last week, however, the decision to record and release the Read more