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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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Jesus Took Vacation Too!

I really enjoy social media during the summer months – seeing friends post pictures of their travels and adventures.   In the 21st century, planes, trains and automobiles have made it so easy for us to explore all of the wonderful, … 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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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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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, January 25, 2015

Readings for Today In the readings today, both God (through Jonah) and Jesus call for repentance and conversion.  We are called to turn away from sin and worldliness – to be willing to abandon everything to follow the Lord.  This … Continue reading

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Reflection on Readings for Sunday, January 18, 2015

Readings for Sunday, January 18th The first reading for this week is one of my absolute favorites – the calling of Samuel.  I have a special, incredible story regarding this scripture passage and my family.  I will put it at … Continue reading

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Jesus Teaches Mommas What to Do

“Rising very early before dawn, He left and went off to a deserted place, where He prayed…” Do you know that the reason we stand for the gospel reading is not that it is more important than the other scripture … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Readings, Sunday, December 21, 2014

Readings for Sunday, December 21, 2014 “Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God dwells in a tent!” Nathan answered the king, “Go, do whatever you have in mind, for the LORD is with … Continue reading

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