TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A lonely place IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A lonely place

August 04, 2020 Teresa Brierley

This week in our Sunday Gospel reading, we have Jesus withdrawing to a lonely place after hearing of the violent death of his cousin John the Baptist. As I listened to these words, I imagined his grief and sadness, and just wanting to be alone.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Building the Kingdom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Building the Kingdom

July 28, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Over the past few weeks, in our Sunday readings, we have been listening to Chapter 13 from Matthew’s Gospel, in which Jesus speaks in parables about the Kingdom of God. 

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Acts of heroism and self-sacrifice IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Acts of heroism and self-sacrifice

July 21, 2020 Teresa Brierley

I begin my message this week with the Collect prayer from the beginning of Mass on Sunday:

Show favour, O Lord, to your servants
and mercifully increase the gift of your grace,
that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity,
they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Encounter

July 14, 2020 Teresa Brierley

While reading at the evening Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday night, I was once again struck by St Paul’s words to the Romans (8:18-23)

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Freedom IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Freedom

July 07, 2020 Teresa Brierley

During the past week, I attended an online Refugee Rally to demand freedom from detention, an activity conducted by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). It was a powerful show of solidarity from across the nation with at least 900 log-in participants, meaning that more than 1000 people attended.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hospitality IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hospitality

June 30, 2020 Teresa Brierley

For me, the readings for Mass on the weekend (the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) were about hospitality. In the reading from the Book of Kings (4:8-11, 14-16) we have a woman who recognises the prophet Elisha as a holy man, as she and her husband invite and welcome him to stay with them, as he travels past their home each year. In the Gospel from Matthew (10:37-42), Jesus is instructing on welcoming.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do not be afraid  IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Do not be afraid

June 23, 2020 Teresa Brierley

Our winter solstice has now passed (yeh!) and once again our days will begin to get longer.

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Share a meal IMAGE Opinion & Comment

TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Share a meal

June 16, 2020 Teresa Brierley

I imagine that it is not lost on many of you that we began to return to Mass/Eucharist on the feast day of the Body and Blood of Christ.