Living the Gospel

Sep
18

Living the Gospel – September 20, 2020

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“…and on receiving it they grumbled…” In the Gospel story the people who started work early in the day were disappointed and even grumbled because of what happened to them. Sometimes we can feel sorry for ourselves because of the displeasing things that happen to us….but sometimes those are the…

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Sep
10

Living the Gospel – September 13, 2020

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In today’s gospel, we see a servant who owes the king a huge amount of money, somewhere around one billion dollars in today’s money. He begs the king to forgive him this debt and the king is moved with pity and does forgive his servant. Then later this servant meets…

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Sep
4

Living the Gospel – September 6, 2020

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“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” The story is told of a church that had recently been assigned a new pastor. On his first Sunday in the pulpit, the sanctuary was packed. Hopes ran high as the folks prepared to hear his first sermon. Naturally, they prayed that their…

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Aug
28

Living the Gospel – August 30, 2020

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“I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it.” Even though Jeremiah is ridiculed, has become the object…

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Aug
21

Living the Gospel – August 23, 2020

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“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How inscrutable are his judgments and how unsearchable his ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” There…

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Aug
14

Living the Gospel – August 16, 2020

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Sometimes I wonder if the HUMAN Jesus knew everything that was going to happen in His life. Or did some of the situations just occur and become opportunities for Him to teach, heal, etc. Today’s Gospel has Jesus and His disciples traveling in heavy Gentile territory—the cities of Tyre and…

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Aug
7

Living the Gospel – August 9, 2020

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“We’re all in the same boat” I’ve heard people say when talking about the Corona virus. But one person had a much more accurate comment. ”We are all in different boats, but we are in the same storm.” Each of us faces our own fears and worries. Some of us…

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Jul
31

Living the Gospel – August 2, 2020

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In today’s Gospel we are told that when the vast crowd approached Jesus his heart was moved and he cured the sick and that when evening came he told his disciples not to send the people away hungry but to feed them. Jesus certainly gave us an example of how…

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Jul
25

Living the Gospel – July 26, 2020

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The gospel today reminds us that there is a quality to the Kingdom of Heaven which is sometimes hidden from the wise and the wealthy, but shown to the poor and the humble. Jesus tells his disciples “to you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of…

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Jul
17

Gospel Reflection

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Gospel Reflection If you are interested and willing to share your thoughts on the Gospel passage for the front page of the bulletin, please contact Peg at porzel10@yahoo.com. We write on a rotation basis about once every six weeks. Dates are scheduled well in advance so you have time to…

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