Tag Archives: 2015

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, November 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, November 1 Speaking with friends, family and acquaintances, I get a sense that everyone is struggling just to survive – spiritually and mentally, as well as physically.  There isn’t much “thriving” going on for sure!  Everyone is … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, October 25, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 25th In the gospel, Jesus healed the blind man who showed great faith.  The man’s sight was restored, but was he the one that was really blind?  What about the crowd who was so annoyed by … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, October 11, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 11 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.”  Proverbs 19:20-21,  … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, October 4, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 4, 2015 This Sunday’s readings emphasize the sanctity of marriage and the gift of children – very timely being that Pope Francis just visited the United States for the World Meeting of Families.  I know that … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 27

Readings for Sunday, September 27, 2015 What struck me when I read the readings for this Sunday was the problem that we human beings have with ego and unfairness.   Often, we just can’t “get over ourselves.”  In the first reading … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 6, 2015

Readings for Sunday, Sept. 6 From the first reading – something to hold onto: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! We live in scary times, but we must remember that God is in control.  Whatever … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, August 30, 2015

Readings for Sunday, August 30 In today’s readings, God calls us to truly live the gospel – not just read it!  It is easy for us to read about Jesus fussing at the Pharisees and think to ourselves, “Those rotten … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, August 16, 2015

readings for Sunday, August 16   The first reading is a personification of wisdom.  In the description of wisdom, the words knowledge and understanding were also used.  These three gifts of the Holy Spirit are very similar.  I wondered exactly how … Continue reading

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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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