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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, June 26, 2016

Readings for Sunday, June 26th   When reflecting upon the second reading from Paul to the Galatians, I was struck by the whole concept of freedom, and how we have really twisted its meaning.  Society has this mistaken notion that … Continue reading

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A Most Perfect & Precious Gift

I bet you are wondering what great present I received!  No, it’s not my birthday.  It’s not Mother’s Day (yet!)  This gift is life changing.  No, it’s not a youth formula, or a shiny, new  car!  (Though both would be … Continue reading

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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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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, 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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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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