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Scripture Reflections

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, August 9, 2015

Readings for Sunday, August 9, 2015 In the Old Testament reading, God sends an angel to feed Elijah.  Elijah was feeling frustrated, tired and despairing.  He was ready to just roll over and die.  There have been times in my … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, August 2, 2015

Readings for Sunday, August 2 If the first reading does not reveal God’s great patience and mercy with us ungrateful humans, then I don’t know what does!  The memories of the Israelites were so short and their feelings so fickle!  … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Readings for Sunday, July 19 The very first line of the first reading really grabbed my attention: “Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture,” says the Lord.  I wondered if Jeremiah – being a … Continue reading

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My Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, July 5, 2015

Readings for Sunday, July 5, 2015 As I read all of the readings today, I was struck by one idea.  So often, I think that we expect to be welcomed and accepted by the world.  We think that if we … Continue reading

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I Cheated

Readings for Sunday, June 28, 2015 I cheated.  This week I had a conversation with a wonderful priest who gave me his insightful observations regarding this Sunday’s gospel from Mark.  I will try to share those with you, though I’m … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, June 21, 2015

Readings for Sunday, June 21 He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. As a parent, this passage reminds me of … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, June 14, 2015

Readings for Sunday, June 14 Birds of every kind shall dwell beneath it, every winged thing in the shade of its boughs. As this month of June is the first real summer month here in the Deep South, and heat … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Trinity Sunday

Readings for Sunday, May 31, 2015 This Sunday is the feast of the Most Holy Trinity – one of the greatest mysteries of our faith.  We say that our faith is Trinitarian – everything we believe hinges upon this reality.  … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 24, 2015

Readings for Sunday, May 24 Pentecost is from the Greek word ‘Pentekostos’, which means ‘fifty’. It’s the 50th day after the Sabbath of Passover.    It is also called the birth of the Church.  Pentecost takes place 10 days after … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, May 17, 2015

Readings for May 17 In the first reading we see that Matthias is chosen to take the place of Judas, the apostle who hanged himself after betraying Jesus.  Not a whole lot is known about this (sometimes forgotten) apostle.  Here’s … Continue reading

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