Living the Gospel

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Living the Gospel – November 17, 2019

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“By Your Perseverance, You Will Secure Your Lives” Lk 21:19 We have all seen people who face very tough situations and somehow manage to do so with peace and joy. Perhaps it is the sickness of a spouse and we witness the healthier of the two show such love and…

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Nov
8

Living the Gospel – November 10, 2019

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Today’s gospel is about believing or not believing in life after death. The Saducees did not believe in life after death or in heaven. The Pharisees were believers of life after death. I believe there is life after death. Jesus explains that those who are worthy enough to enter heaven…

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Nov
1

Living the Gospel – November 3, 2019

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In today’s gospel according to Luke, we hear about being lost and coming home to Jesus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He went up in a tree just to see this man called Jesus. When Jesus saw him, he said Zacchaeus come down from there as…

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Oct
29

Living the Gospel – October 27, 2019

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“God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” When Jesus told the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican he directed it to some who trusted in themselves, to those who considered themselves to be righteous, and who…

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Oct
18

Living the Gospel – October 20, 2019

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“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.” – 2 Timothy…

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Oct
11

Living the Gospel – October 13, 2019

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…And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan… I always find it interesting that the Samaritan, whose countrymen were often reviled as idol-worshippers and outcasts, responded to…

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Oct
4

Living the Gospel – October 6, 2019

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Since last December (1st Sunday of Advent) we’ve been reading from the Gospel according to St. Luke. Have you noticed, especially recently, how often Jesus’ parables involve servants or slaves? It took hundreds of years for society and then the Church to realize and accept what an indignity to humanity…

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Sep
27

Living the Gospel – September 29, 2019

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Living the Gospel Today’s readings are a stark reminder to the plight of the illegal immigrants on our Southern border. Even while we may struggle to meet our own needs, we remain aware that we live in a land of plenty. Some people scorn the poor and needy. They feel…

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Sep
20

Living the Gospel – September 22, 2019

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Our Gospel reading reminded me of a blog that Rachel Macy Stafford recently wrote. ‘When I was around 17 years old, I got pulled over by a police officer on my way to school one morning for speeding. I saw my dad drive past on his way to work. All…

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Sep
13

Living the Gospel – September 15, 2019

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What stands out in today’s gospel is where it says “there will be more joy in heaven and angels singing over one sinner who repents, than over ninety nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” Now maybe that does not seem fair to me because I am assuming…

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