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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul 19, 2019 | compassion, following Jesus, Good Samaritan, love of neighbor, Mass readings, mercy, parable, reflections
Readings:1st Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14Resp. Psalm Psalm 69:14,17,30-31,33-34, 36, 372nd Reading: Colossians 1:15-20Gospel: Luke 10:25-37The theme of the readings today is very simple. Do unto others as you would have God do for you. Follow the commandments. Put God first and love your neighbor as yourself. In stating this there tends to be one person we are apt to forget. We must also love ourselves.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21Resp. Psalm Psalm 16:1-2,5, 7-8, 9-10, 112nd Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18Gospel: Luke 9:51-62Times change but the truth doesn't change. If the truth did change it wouldn't be the truth! God only tells us what is true. He is incapable of telling any falsehood in any way shape or form. So, it follows that just because even though times change, the truth stays
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Image by analogicus from PixabayReadings: 1st Reading: Acts 13: 14, 43-52Resp. Psalm Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 52nd Reading: Revelation 7:9, 14b-17Gospel: John 10:27-30 In today's Gospel, Jesus is the Shepherd of the sheep. When Jesus calls his sheep, they know what his voice sounds like since he is the Shepherd, so they can respond to Him.Sometimes we might wonder about the Will of God. How do we
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Feb 20, 2019 | following Jesus, fortitude, God's will, Gospel, justice, prudence, reflections, Scripture, temperance, the Beatitudes
Readings: 1st Reading: Jeremiah 17:5-8 Resp.: Psalm 1:1-2, 3,4, 6 (40:5a) 2nd Reading: 1st Corinthians 15:12, 16-20 Gospel: Luke 6:17, 20-26 Jesus tells us in today's Gospel that there are benefits to doing His Father's Will and of course there are detrimental effects if we choose to go against Him. The Beatitudes represented in Luke differ from those listed in Matthew
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Readings:1st Reading: Acts 9:26-31Resp.: Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32 (26a) 2nd Reading: 1 John 3:18-24Gospel: John 15: 18There are times that I've asked – why are we doing things this way? And the usual answer was because we've always done it this way. There are at least two responses to that: if its working, lets continue but if we can do better, we need