Living the Gospel

Feb
14

Living the Gospel – February 16, 2020

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What’s in Your Heart? The condition of our heart affects our very life; but the condition of our spiritual heart is even more important because it affects our soul and our relationship with the God who gave us life. In today’s gospel, Matthew writes in order to help the communities…

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Feb
7

Living the Gospel – February 9, 2020

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As I read through the readings for today one theme kept jumping out at me – Evangelization. I think for some of us that term has a negative connotation, something that makes us uncomfortable, something other churches do, but not us. But the Catholic Church has been called to evangelize…

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Jan
31

Living the Gospel – February 2, 2020

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“…Surely he did not help angels, but rather the descendants of Abraham; therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to expiate the sins of the people…” As I read the familiar passages…

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Jan
24

Living the Gospel – January 26, 2020

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John is in prison. Can you imagine how Jesus felt? I don’t know if we ever think about them as young boys. They were cousins. I’m sure they played together, grew up together…grew to be good friends. Then John began his vocation as Jesus forerunner: The voice of one crying…

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Jan
17

Living the Gospel – January 19, 2020

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Lamb of God “Behold, the Lamb of God.” John the Baptist identified Jesus as the prophesized savior. A lamb was sacrificed by the Israelites and the blood smeared on the doorposts to mark the home of a devout Hebrew. The blood of the lamb, in effect, saved them as the…

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Jan
10

Living the Gospel – January 12, 2020

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“…you are coming to me?” John the Baptist was surprised that Jesus would come to him. Jesus was one of many waiting to be baptized and John was hesitant …he knew he was just a messenger. To baptize the holy one did not seem right to John. But, Jesus reassured…

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Jan
3

Living the Gospel – January 05, 2020

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On the Epiphany of the Lord, we celebrate the birthday of Jesus. But it is also a celebration of Light. The wise men followed a Light to eventually find the Baby Jesus and his mother Mary. They followed the star which led them to Jerusalem thinking the King of the…

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Dec
27

Living the Gospel – December 29, 2019

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When I was a young wife and mother, I could never find the time to pray. Each day was so full and with each passing year our schedule as a family grew more demanding. How could I get the laundry done? How could I find time to pray? I finally…

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Dec
20

Living the Gospel – December 22, 2019

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“Taking God’s Path” Growing up as an obedient Jew, Joseph must have known about Isaiah’s prophecy of the virgin birth, so when he is told in a dream that he is to have an integral role in pulling this whole thing together, he must have been, at the very least…

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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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