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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, April 12, 2015

 Readings for Sunday, April 12th The community of believers was of one heart and mind… How wonderful this must have been – for the early Church to be of one heart and mind!  I see the Church so divided right … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, February 1, 2015

Readings for today There are real prophets sent from the Lord Himself to whom we are instructed to listen  – and there are false prophets whom we are warned against.  How do we tell if a prophet is sent by … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Gospel, Sunday, October 26, 2014

Readings for Sunday, October 26, 2014 Those doggone Pharisees were testing Jesus again.  As always, Jesus had the perfect answer to put them in their place. I realize that this may not be a really popular view with many in … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Gospel, Sunday, October 19, 2014

Readings for Today Today’s gospel is a bit tricky.  The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus as they often did.  He was in one of those “darned if He does and darned if He doesn’t” situations.  Jesus tells them to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Readings, Sunday, October 12, 2014

Readings for Sunday, October, 12, 2014 It’s funny that I’ve been repeating St. Paul’s word to the Philippians to myself all week.  “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.”  I’ve also been reminded of words from John’s … Continue reading

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