Living the Gospel

Nov
16

Living the Gospel – November 18, 2018

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All 3 of our readings today reference, in one way or another, the end times. I think for a lot of people the thought of “Heaven and earth passing away” can be a little scary. But we shouldn’t be scared by any of this, we should actually be looking forward…

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Nov
9

Living the Gospel – November 11, 2018

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The readings in today’s liturgy present us with the stories of two women outstanding in their generosity. The first woman Elijah encounters in his travels. She is poor and is in survival mode with her son; famine has control of her country. The second is likewise a widow, the subject…

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Nov
2

Living the Gospel – November 4, 2018

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Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. You shall love your neighbor as yourself Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, These two commandments,…

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Oct
26

Living the Gospel – October 28, 2018

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To See as Jesus Sees To be blind back in the day of Jesus was to be an outcast. There was no education, no audio learning devices, no braille. You could not earn a living. You were virtually dependent upon others for all your needs. You were a beggar. Is…

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Oct
22

Living the Gospel – October 21, 2018

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When Moses came down from the mountain, he brought new laws for the Israelites that were life-changing for them. Perhaps most important, these laws were radically different. The Ten Commandments, unlike all previous codes, didn’t deal with politics or how to serve the ruling authority. Instead, they explained with how…

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Oct
12

Living the Gospel – October 14, 2018

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Let’s try something…First, take a big breath of air in and hold it. Now that you’re full of air, WITHOUT LETTING GO OF THE AIR YOU HAVE, try to breathe in another HUGE breath! Could you breathe in as much air the second time as you could the first time?…

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Oct
5

Living the Gospel – October 7, 2018

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In today’s gospel the Pharisees are trying to trap Jesus by asking him about divorces in marriage. Keep in mind that John the Baptist was beheaded when he spoke out against Herod divorcing his wife for Herodius who was his brother’s wife. But Jesus answers by telling them about God’s…

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Sep
28

Living the Gospel – September 30, 2018

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I would like to focus on today’s Gospel. It is a powerful gospel that I did not take seriously when I was younger and not in a relationship with Jesus. I would like to discuss two topics. First, “whoever causes one of these little ones to sin, it would be…

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Sep
21

Living the Gospel – September 23, 2018

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“A Line of Awesomeness” As we read today’s gospel of Mark 9:30-37 we see that the disciples were becoming self-absorbed and arguing as to which of them was the greatest. When Jesus confronts them about their discussion, he turns their argument inside out by telling them that if they really…

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Sep
7

Living the Gospel – September 9, 2018

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In an excerpt from, An Invitation To Faith, edited by Jean-Michel Coulet, Pope Benedict XVI states, “The person is the ‘measure of the dignity of work,’ according to the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. For this reason, the Magisterium has always recalled the human dimension of the…

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