Living the Gospel

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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Sep
4

Living the Gospel – September 2, 2018

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  Dear friends, I have to admit that I’m glad that the Church connected today’s readings for me – I hadn’t thought about how, in ancient times, tradition and scripturally-based scruples overlapped, and extended into every aspect of human life. I wondered – why was washing hands before a meal…

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Aug
24

Living the Gospel – August 26, 2018

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“Do you also want to leave?” Jesus asks his closest friends, the twelve apostles. I cannot help but wonder what Jesus was feeling at this time. Was he frustrated, angry or what strikes me personally—just sad? What a 24 hours he’d had! He’d fed thousands, tried to get away to…

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Aug
17

Living the Gospel – August 19, 2018

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time During the Israelites’ time in the desert, they ate the manna that came down from heaven, food for the body. Jesus explained to his followers that this bread only nourished the physical body. What he now offers is nourishment for the spirit. In the same…

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Aug
11

Living the Gospel – August 12, 2018

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They went on murmuring. Bread, you say? Coming down from heaven? Well, we know his mother and father. They live down the street! Jesus answers: forget knowing. It’s about believing, Believe that I love you, that I give my life for you, that I want you to be a part…

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Aug
3

Living the Gospel – August 5, 2018

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In last week’s gospel reading we find Jesus teaching a large crowd and realizing that the people have not eaten all day. The apostles find a young boy with 5 barley loaves and 2 fish and bring these to Jesus who gives thanks and distributes the food to the people…

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Jul
28

Living the Gospel – July 29, 2018

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Today I would like to focus on the Gospel and bring in a little from the first two readings. The gospel reading today is so powerful, we just need to let it sink in. It is a message that we all need to listen to, reflect on, then follow through…

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Jul
20

Living the Gospel – July 22, 2018

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 22, 2018 The gospel reading for today leads us up to the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 which is next week’s gospel. You will recall in last Sunday’s gospel that the disciples were sent by Jesus on mission, two by two, in order…

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Jul
13

Living the Gospel – July 15, 2018

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As I read through this week’s readings, the 2nd reading from St Paul to the Ephesians really spoke to me. As I read St Paul’s description of the love God has for us, and the lengths he has gone through to allow us to be with him, I was humbled….

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