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Geoff Wood Reflection for May 28, 2017

May 28 – Seventh Sunday Easter: John 17: 1-11 This chapter of John ends the Last Supper discourse with Jesus delivering a summary of what he has done to draw the world out of its corridor of habitual and blind … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for May 21, 2017

May 21 – Sixth Sunday Easter: John 14: 15- 21 I will not leave you orphans; I’ll be just like Marcel’s grandmother, just on the other side of the wall, the corridor that entombs you.  I will come to you … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for May 14, 2017

May 14 – Fifth Sunday Easter: John 14:1-14 On the eve of the Passion Jesus tells his disciples don’t be troubled.  “Trust me.”  He is going to leave their corridor of habit, the day-to-day tomb they mistake for fullness of … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood reflection for May 7, 2017

The May Gospel Discourses May 7 – Fourth Easter: John 10: 1 – 10 – The Good Shepherd Then they threw him [the man born blind] out. When Jesus heard that they had thrown him out, he found him and … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflections for May, 2017

Liturgy Readings for May  2017 Gospels – 2017 – Cycle A Introduction The Forty Days The theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar (1909-1988) wrote a short (and to my mind his finest) work, A Theology of History, in which he speaks … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for April19, 12017

Surprised by Joy             Apparently the English poet William Wordsworth must have had a flash of remembrance – a recall of the presence of his  young daughter Catherine so real that he stopped in his tracks and turned to see … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for April 5, 2017

More than meets the eye             I had a strange experience two weeks ago.  I have had a 17 inch wide print of a photo taken of myself embracing my sons, one on my left and one on my right … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for March 12, 2017

Spring Training             The other day out of nowhere came a memory of something that happened when I was around thirty years old.  I was home on vacation in my native town and therefore free to join my uncle and … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood reflection for March 5, 2017

Once there was nothing.  Now there is a world.   And you don’t believe in miracles?               The University of San Francisco goes back to 1855 and so has been collecting books for a long, long time.  Among other … Continue reading

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Geoff Wood Reflection for February 26, 2017

To any of you who remember Little Orphan Annie: “Arf!”             Rex Mottram (in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited) would do anything to marry Julia Flyte, the daughter of Lady Marchmain. Though a freethinker, he would even convert to the family’s … Continue reading

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