Living the Gospel

Feb
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Living the Gospel – February 10, 2019

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It is said that years ago the British biologist, Thomas Huxley, had to leave early one morning to go from one speaking assignment to another, so he got into a horse-drawn taxi to go from his hotel to the train station. He assumed that the hotel doorman had told the…

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Feb
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Living the Gospel – February 3, 2019

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In today’s second reading we are given St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians which describes to us the importance of Love. We all know from Jesus’ teachings the two most important commandments. Thou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your…

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Jan
25

Living the Gospel – January 27, 2019

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Nehemiah 8:3b “……and all the people listened intently to the book of the law.” I don’t know about you, but this part of the scripture really convicted me. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word intently means “with great effort, attention, or concentration.” When Father is reading from God’s Word,…

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Jan
18

Living the Gospel – January 20, 2019

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Love, Mercy and Miracles From the Wedding Feast of Cana, we can see how Jesus’ love and mercy were revealed and how the disciples began to trust in it. We also see the love and mercy of the Blessed Mother. Ancient Jewish wedding celebrations, like the one taking place in…

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Jan
11

Living the Gospel – January 13, 2019

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The Liturgy last week revealed the mystery of God’s plan—that in Jesus all peoples, symbolized by the Magi, have been made “co-heirs” to the blessings promised Israel. This week, we’re shown how we claim our inheritance. Jesus doesn’t submit to John’s baptism as a sinner in need of purification. He…

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Jan
4

Living the Gospel – January 6, 2019

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The Three Kings The story of the Three Kings has been a part of our sacred scriptures since antiquity. Its history offers some insights into our spiritual origins. The gospel according to Matthew implies that the Kings were astrologers, possibly from Babylon, and I wondered; how was the importance of…

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Dec
28

Living the Gospel – December 30, 2018

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How I wish there was more in Scripture about the raising of Jesus as a child! It seems we are told to “live as the Holy Family lived. ” But how? The father became a canonized saint, the mother, conceived immaculately and the son, the Son of God! How can…

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Dec
21

Living the Gospel – December 23, 2018

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The Visitation Why did Mary leave her home, her family, to go to Elizabeth? There were probably multiple factors guiding her decision. Her village would not be forgiving for her premature pregnancy and would shame both her and her betrothed, Joseph. Getting out of town would provide both of them…

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Dec
13

Living the Gospel – December 16, 2018

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Hard to believe but it is already Gaudete Sunday, the Third Week of Advent when we pause to rejoice in the goodness of God. Our Gospel reading this week, Luke 3:10-18, invites the crowd, and us, to ponder the question, “What should we do?” John the Baptists’ response to each…

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Dec
7

Living the Gospel – December 9, 2018

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The season of Advent is 4 weeks of preparation for the “first” coming of Christ at Christmas. The word Advent comes from Latin meaning a coming or an approaching of someone or something. In this case we have God approaching us on Earth by sending his only Son, Jesus, to…

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