Living the Gospel

Apr
16

Living the Gospel – April 18, 2021

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The Alleluia between the second reading and the Gospel presents the challenge to me and probably most of us. The words “Were not our hearts burning within us?” rings loudly to us all. The events on the Road to Emmaus and the following encounter with Jesus immediately after by the…

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Apr
9

Living the Gospel – April 11, 2021

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Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say, “His mercy endures forever.” Let those who fear the LORD say, “His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 118 Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, a beautiful, biblically based devotion whose modern form is attributed to St….

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Apr
3

Living the Gospel – April 4, 2021

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I think this is the first time I’ve written on Easter. I often wondered what I could say because Jesus said it all! I HAVE RISEN! But look back. Put yourself in the place of the women ( Matthew, and Mark record Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of James….

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Mar
26

Living the Gospel – March 28, 2021

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Passion Sunday Today is called Passion Sunday when we recall the “passion” of Christ. The first thing that used to come into my mind was the strong emotions that Jesus underwent – the sense of futility at the mock trial, the loneliness as his disciples ran from him and denied…

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Mar
19

Living the Gospel – March 21, 2021

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Jesus says to his apostles “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a grain of wheat. But if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his…

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Mar
12

Living the Gospel – March 14, 2021

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“For God still Loves the World” Sometimes I look at all that’s happening in our world today and wonder how God can remain so faithful in his love for us. We, ourselves, tend to vacillate in our way of love; we tend to be loving and kind one moment but…

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Mar
5

Living the Gospel – March 07, 2021

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Are you thirsty? Unfortunately, I let myself get thirsty all too often. Not in the physical sense, but in the spiritual sense. I search for things other than God to satisfy me. Guilty pleasures, distractions, TV, social media, escapes from everyday life. Sometimes these things can be good, relaxing activities,…

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Mar
1

Living the Gospel – February 28, 2021

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Today’s readings, which included the names of several familiar persons in sacred Scripture, are simply amazing! If we ever need to look for inspiration, courage and the value of obedience in our lives, we can learn more from these men. In our first reading, Abraham (who was later described as…

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Feb
19

Living the Gospel – February 21, 2021

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I’ve been thinking about the desert a lot lately. To me, a desert seems barren, lonely, and scary. It is hot, it is dry. If there is a wind, it covers you in dust. There are creepy, crawly pests of all sizes. It is full of challenges—and not especially good…

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Feb
12

Living the Gospel – February 14, 2021

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Our sins, our failings, make us unclean as much as leprosy did in the time of Jesus. So what can be done about it? I guess that is the question that haunts us all. If I ignore my guilt and pretend that I did nothing wrong, it will surely eat…

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