Living the Gospel

Jun
7

Living the Gospel – June 9, 2019

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Flowing like a River We usually think of the Holy Spirit as a rush of wind, or a snow white dove descending on the recipient. That’s the way we most often read about it in our Bibles. But I also love the image of the Holy Spirit being like water….

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May
31

Living the Gospel – June 2, 2019

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Our Gospel this morning speaks of forgiveness of sins and reminds me of a story that recently circulated on Facebook: “I was at the grocery store this morning and heard a loud crash and something shattering. Being nosy, I walked towards the sound and saw some people whispering and looking…

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May
24

Living the Gospel – May 26, 2019

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Jesus said to His disciples, whoever loves me will keep my word and the Father will love him and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you everything and remind you of all…

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May
17

Living the Gospel – May 19, 2019

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Living the Gospel – May 19, 2019 In our First Reading for this liturgy, we hear the conclusion of a great experience of being on mission. Paul and Barnabas did some wonderful things, so wonderful that the people shouted that Zeus and Hermes, Greek gods were visiting them. The two…

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May
10

Living the Gospel – May 12, 2019

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“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me” The story is told of a man who was traveling in the USSR. As he was traveling in the countryside, he saw two shepherds come together in the middle of the road. They had about 300 sheep between…

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May
3

Living the Gospel – May 5, 2019

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Today’s Gospel, sometimes called the Breakfast on the Beach story, is a familiar one that includes many details for us to reflect on. The disciples have been through a lot… accompanying Jesus through his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. They must have been physically and emotionally drained. Jesus had challenged their…

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Apr
26

Living the Gospel – April 28, 2019 – Divine Mercy Sunday

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Divine Mercy Sunday has an interesting history – and for me, it offers a kindly and compassionate perspective of God’s love. It originated in Poland, a nation that has been devastated by centuries of wars. This Feast, which had already been granted to the nation of Poland and been celebrated…

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Apr
19

Living the Gospel – April 21, 2019 – Easter

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  No day, no holiday, no Holyday can compare with Easter! Christ rose from the dead, altered the past, shaped the future. Nothing can be the same again. All our hopes and happiness stem from that event. Easter is the center-the center of our Faith—the center of our lives. We…

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Apr
12

Living the Gospel – April 14, 2019

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While many of my friends have known I wasn’t feeling well these past few weeks, most have been unaware of how sick I’ve been. It’s been a time of pain and trial; doctors have sucked out my blood in one arm and injected solutions of nutrients and pain killers in…

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Apr
5

Living the Gospel – April 7, 2019

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The account of the Woman Caught in Adultery is one of the most dramatic and powerful events included in the Gospels. It is a familiar story and we can easily ‘tune out’ when it is proclaimed or read, but if we give it our full attention, ask for the Spirit…

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