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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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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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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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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, May 10, 2015

Readings for Sunday, May 10 I’ve been blessed to always know deep in my heart that God is real, and that Jesus was a personal friend of mine.  He was my best friend as a child when I had no … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, May 3, 2015

Readings for Sunday, May 3 In reading the first reading I was struck by two things:  Barnabas traveling to speak BOLDLY in the name of Jesus and the way that the passage ends saying that the Church was at peace … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Palm Sunday, 2015

Readings for 3/29/15 Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? I have some thoughts about a few verses from the passion and death of Jesus according to the gospel of Mark: He took with him Peter, James, and John, … Continue reading

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday, March 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, March 1, 2015 The second reading today forms a perfect bridge between the first reading and the gospel.  Parallels are drawn between Isaac not withholding his only son, and God not withholding his only son.  This is … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, February 22, 2015

Readings for Today In today’s readings we see parallels drawn between Noah’s 40 days and 40 nights “at sea” and Jesus 40 days and nights in the desert. As humans, we so wish to travel the path of least resistance.  … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Mud?

Readings for Sunday, August 18, 2013 Wow!  In the first reading, the poor prophet Jeremiah finds himself literally stuck in the mud – down in a cistern – with little hope for escape.  He could have died a slow and … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, April 14, 2013

Readings for Sunday, April 14, 2013 We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.” The Sanhedrin ordered the apostles to stop speaking in the name of Jesus, and … Continue reading

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