Living the Gospel

Mar
15

Living the Gospel – March 17, 2019 (Part 1)

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Living the Gospel (Part 1 – March 17) When Jesus took Peter, James, and John up the mountain, they were given a foretaste or a moment’s glimpse of what heaven would be like. There on that mountain, stood Jesus in all of his glory, transfigured (transformed) before them. Did the…

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Mar
8

Living the Gospel – March 10, 2019

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Setting Captives Free  In many ancient civilizations, the interactions of their gods with human beings were often characterized by caprice and inconsistency as well as distance. By contrast, the God revealed to our ancestors was known for intervening faithfully in human history by specific events with an astonishing attentiveness to…

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Mar
1

Living the Gospel – March 3, 2019

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This Sunday’s readings – Sirach and the Gospel in particular – spoke volumes to me. Certainly, the phrase “the fruit of a tree shows the care it has had” is a relevant message to we who are parents. It helped me remember times that I’ve fallen short of the ideal…

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Feb
22

Living the Gospel – February 24, 2019

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“To you who HEAR, I say…” Perhaps you’ve heard the term “Lectio Divina.” It is a form of prayer where one reads a passage of Scripture, then chooses a word or phrase that invites them to ponder and pray about. The opening words of today’s Gospel reading hit me “like…

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Feb
16

Living the Gospel – February 17, 2019

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In a few days, I will be having one of those milestone birthdays that makes a person step back and review their life – what has been accomplished, and what remains to be done. I don’t have much of a bucket list, so my focus has been more on what…

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Feb
8

Living the Gospel – February 10, 2019

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It is said that years ago the British biologist, Thomas Huxley, had to leave early one morning to go from one speaking assignment to another, so he got into a horse-drawn taxi to go from his hotel to the train station. He assumed that the hotel doorman had told the…

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Feb
1

Living the Gospel – February 3, 2019

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In today’s second reading we are given St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians which describes to us the importance of Love. We all know from Jesus’ teachings the two most important commandments. Thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your…

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Jan
25

Living the Gospel – January 27, 2019

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Nehemiah 8:3b “……and all the people listened intently to the book of the law.” I don’t know about you, but this part of the scripture really convicted me. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word intently means “with great effort, attention, or concentration.” When Father is reading from God’s Word,…

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Jan
18

Living the Gospel – January 20, 2019

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Love, Mercy and Miracles From the Wedding Feast of Cana, we can see how Jesus’ love and mercy were revealed and how the disciples began to trust in it. We also see the love and mercy of the Blessed Mother. Ancient Jewish wedding celebrations, like the one taking place in…

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Jan
11

Living the Gospel – January 13, 2019

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The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan—that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised Israel. This week, we’re shown how we claim our inheritance. Jesus doesn’t submit to John’s baptism as a sinner in need of purification. He…

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