Living the Gospel

Dec
13

Living the Gospel – December 15, 2019

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I really liked the way the 3 readings for this week conveyed a theme of anticipation. We start off with Isaiah describing the anticipation of our going home, of our being with God. We are in the wilderness now, in this life, separated, anticipating the time when we can be…

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Dec
6

Living the Gospel – December 8, 2019

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Good Fruit John was a powerful preacher who drew crowds from Jerusalem despite his wild appearance and demanding message. He called for changes in the way people thought, in their attitude, their relationships, and in their behavior. When the Pharisees and Sadducees joined the crowds wanting to be baptized, he…

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Nov
29

Living the Gospel – December 1, 2019

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“Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” Those of us who have climbed a mountain can probably identify with this description of the Way that has been…

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Nov
22

Living the Gospel – November 24, 2019

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Jesus is King of the Universe! Did you ever think about how many scriptural references there are to the Kingdom of God? The Kingdom of God was hailed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures long before Christ was born. The Psalms reference it over and over. Remembering that these were the prayers…

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Nov
15

Living the Gospel – November 17, 2019

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“By Your Perseverance, You Will Secure Your Lives” Lk 21:19 We have all seen people who face very tough situations and somehow manage to do so with peace and joy. Perhaps it is the sickness of a spouse and we witness the healthier of the two show such love and…

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Nov
8

Living the Gospel – November 10, 2019

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Today’s gospel is about believing or not believing in life after death. The Saducees did not believe in life after death or in heaven. The Pharisees were believers of life after death. I believe there is life after death. Jesus explains that those who are worthy enough to enter heaven…

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Nov
1

Living the Gospel – November 3, 2019

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In today’s gospel according to Luke, we hear about being lost and coming home to Jesus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector and a wealthy man. He went up in a tree just to see this man called Jesus. When Jesus saw him, he said Zacchaeus come down from there as…

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Oct
29

Living the Gospel – October 27, 2019

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“God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.” When Jesus told the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican he directed it to some who trusted in themselves, to those who considered themselves to be righteous, and who…

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Oct
18

Living the Gospel – October 20, 2019

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“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.” – 2 Timothy…

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Oct
11

Living the Gospel – October 13, 2019

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…And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan… I always find it interesting that the Samaritan, whose countrymen were often reviled as idol-worshippers and outcasts, responded to…

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