Living the Gospel

May
18

Living the Gospel – Pentecost Sunday – May 20, 2018

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Like the wind, the force of the Holy Spirit cannot be contained; the Spirit of God has no boundaries In Genesis 11: 1-9 we read the account of the Tower of Babel. In that time, the whole world had one language and a common speech. But, then the inhabitants of…

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May
11

Living the Gospel – The Ascension of the Lord – May 13, 2018

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Today we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord. As I read through the readings for today and reflected on the Ascension I was struck with a similarity to Christ’s church today. We’ll get to that in a minute, but for a moment step back in time with me. Take some…

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May
5

Living the Gospel – Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 6, 2018

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“AS THE FATHER LOVES ME, SO ALSO I LOVE YOU.” “AS THE FATHER LOVES ME, SO ALSO I LOVE YOU.” “AS THE FATHER LOVES ME, SO ALSO I LOVE YOU.” “AS THE FATHER LOVES ME, SO ALSO I LOVE YOU.” “AS THE FATHER LOVES ME, SO ALSO I LOVE YOU.”…

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Apr
27

Living the Gospel – Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2018

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Many years ago, I had the opportunity to talk with a group of foster mothers from an agency in Brooklyn whose mission was to provide a safe environment for endangered children. Crime was rampant in that neighborhood, and when I arrived at the nearby train station, I saw sidewalks littered…

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Apr
20

Living the Gospel – Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 22, 2018

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  There is something about a picture of Jesus as the Good Shepherd that can bring a calmness to many of us. Whether He is holding the lamb or carrying it on His shoulders, there is an intimacy that we can’t help but feel. I must admit I know nothing…

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Apr
14

Living the Gospel – Third Sunday of Easter – April 15, 2018

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Behind locked doors And Jesus said to me, “Why are you troubled?” While I believed he was a spirit that I was imagining, my mind was more caught up in his question. Why shouldn’t I be troubled? My world was falling apart. My dreams had failed me – or perhaps…

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Apr
6

Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday – April 8, 2018

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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst of the disciples and said to them, “Peace be with you.” What “doors” have we locked because of fear?  Have we locked…

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Mar
30

Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018

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On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalena and the women were the first to visit the tomb and saw that the large stone blocking the entrance had been pushed aside. They went back to tell the apostles that Jesus was taken away. Peter and John then went to…

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Mar
24

Palm Sunday – March 25

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I would like to take some time to focus on the Gospel and the second reading. First, the Gospel. Pilate found no fault with Jesus but yet the crowd yelled: “Crucify Him, Crucify Him.” What a terrible event to be associated with. Regardless, Jesus accepts his fate humbly and willingly….

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Mar
17

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“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit…..” In John’s gospel, Jesus illustrates the necessity of his death by pointing to the planting and harvesting of wheat; he also uses this moment…

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