Living the Gospel

Nov
30

Living the Gospel – December 2, 2018

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As I read the Gospel reading, a feeling of uneasiness came over me. Are we ready? Where are we going? Fear of the unknown is a real feeling, but we CAN know, with confidence, our destination. My whole conversion time period has been focused on this reading of being ready….

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Nov
24

Living the Gospel – November 25, 2018

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When we celebrate “Christ, the King,” we might want to have a neat, exhaustive idea of what that means. Not because we would then go all out to celebrate it, but because we would want to know what we are up against. Understanding clearly its meaning would give us some…

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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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