24 Jul 2011

17th Sunday of Ordinary time - 24 July 2011 - including Blog review

This weeks show is a bit of a more laid back, even ad intra (inward looking) kind of affair as Shane and John review 12 months of the SacredSpace 102fm blog, as well as our regular gospel reflection, Saints of the upcoming week and some other odds and ends.
The programmes podcast is now available here.

Blog Review

John and Shane had a quick discussion about the resources now available on SacredSpace 102fm including the Lectio resource page, our podcast page as well as a synopsis of the various links and resource pages that we use ourselves for the show.

There was also a quick discussion of where are we getting our visitors from and the types of items we post about which generate most interest.

Our top ten countries are:
  1. Ireland
  2. USA
  3. UK
  4. Australia
  5. Canada
  6. Philippines
  7. Italy
  8. Germany
  9. India
  10. Poland

To all our visitors and listeners out there, from all the Sacred Space 102fm, we want to say a huge thank you for your interest and we hope that we have been able to accompany you some way on your faith journey and that we can all continue together.

Gospel - Matthew 13:44-52

We continue the parables from the gospel of Matthew this week where we have a series of short parables from Jesus, each of which can be taken on their own to reflect and meditate on.

The search for treasure or the pearl of great price is a reminder of the work we need to do to work and look after our faith and our relationship with God. It requires determination and zeal from us to maintain our relationship with God. Faith, our relationship with God and our understanding of our faith is our responsibility not anyone elses, we need to make the effort to work, support and nurture that relationship. Do we make time and effort to put aside time for God? Do we search for that pearl of great value - the love of God?

Other reflections on this weeks gospel:
Saints of the Week

July 25th - St James (the Great)
July 26th - St Joachim & St Anne (Parents of Blessed Virgin Mary)
July 27th - St Lillian
July 28th - St Samson of York
July 29th - St Martha (of Bethany)
July 30th - St Peter Chrysologus

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