OTHER REFLECTIONS


20
Aug 2016
Scriptural Reflection for 20th August,2016 - Our Blessed Mother

 Our Blessed Mother Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. All their works are performed to be seen. They......

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12
Aug 2016
Scriptural Reflection for Friday 8th August, 2016

The Mystery of Unity in Marriage “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh.” Matthew 19:4-6 What is marriage? Men and women, from a young age, sense a certain draw to each other. It’s part of our nature to experience this. Yes, sometimes this “draw” becomes distorted and turns into......

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06
Aug 2016
Scriptural Reading and Reflection For Saturday 6th August 2016

  First Reading: From the Book of Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 9 While I was watching, thrones were set in place and one most venerable took his seat. His robe was white as snow, the hair of his head as pure as wool. His throne was a blaze of flames, its wheels were a burning fire. 10 A stream of fire poured out, issuing from his presence. A thousand thousand waited on him, ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was in session and the books lay open. 13 I was......

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05
Aug 2016
Scriptural Reading and Reflection For Friday 5th August 2016

  First Reading: From the Book of Nahum 2:1, 3; 3:1-3, 6-7 1 To Judah See on the mountains the feet of the herald! ‘Peace!’ he proclaims. Judah, celebrate your feasts, carry out your vows, for Belial will never pass through you again; he has been utterly destroyed. 3 (For Yahweh has restored the vine of Jacob, yes, the vine of Israel, although the plunderers had plundered them, although they had snapped off their vine-shoots!) 1 Disaster to the city of blood, packed throughout with lies, stuffed with booty, where plundering has no......

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04
Aug 2016
Scriptural Reading and Reflection For Thursday 4th August 2016

First Reading: From the Book of Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 ‘Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall make a new covenant with the House of Israel (and the House of Judah), 32 but not like the covenant I made with their ancestors the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of Egypt, a covenant which they broke, even though I was their Master, Yahweh declares. 33 No, this is the covenant I shall make with the House of Israel when those days have come, Yahwehdeclares. Within them......

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31
Jul 2016
Scriptural Reflection for 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, July 31, 2016

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, July 31, 2016 LIVING SPRITUALLY IN A MATERIAL WORLD Scripture Readings: Book of Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Letter to the Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11; Gospel According to Saint Luke 12:13-21 This Sunday’s scripture readings provide us with another opportunity to reflect on the fact that “you can’t take it with you,” when one leaves this life. There is certainly purpose and value in our human life, so that is not the point, as if we should despise our existence from birth to death. Rather, we believe that......

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24
Jul 2016
SCRIPTURAL REFLECTION FOR SUNDAY July 24,2016 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time      Cycle C.

  “Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us.” — Luke 11:3-4 Readings:   1) Genesis 18:20-32       Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8       2) Colossians 2:12-14       Gospel: Luke 11:1-13 By Jeff Hensley I’m currently reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.” Reading this week’s Scriptures on God’s generous dealings with his people, I can’t help but think of Lincoln and his tremendous desire to be at peace with all men. The book is......

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16
Jul 2016
July 17, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C. Readings and Reflection

  1) Genesis 18:1-10a       Psalm 15:2-3, 5       2) Colossians 1:24-28       Gospel: Luke 10:38-42   By Sharon K. Perkins  of Catholic News Service My mother never ceases to amaze me. Any time I come for a visit, even on short notice, she’s got some sort of homemade treat ready in a matter of minutes. Whether it’s a piece of blackberry pie or chicken noodle soup, scratch-made spaghetti sauce or my favorite klobase sandwich, she’s able to produce something out of her freezer or pantry that makes me happy to sit at......

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10
Jul 2016
Scriptural Reflection for Sunday, July 10, 2016

“Who is my neighbor?” — Luke 10:29   By Jeff Hedglen Catholic News Service One difficulty of living the Christian life is that while most of it is simple, it’s often not easy. Love God, love your neighbor — simple concepts, but not always easy to accomplish. Similar precepts are: serve the poor, sin less, pray daily, read the Bible regularly, and attend and participate fully at Mass on Sunday. There are many others, but you get the idea. All of these are so simple and basic that I hardly need to mention......

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13
Jun 2016
SCRIPTURAL REFLECTION FOR Monday June 13, 2016

 The simplicity of forgiveness On this day when many in the world are weeping at the news of yet another senseless tragedy, the Church gives us a very simple – but often troubling – Gospel from Matthew about the need to forgive the sins of others. “Jesus said to his disciples:“You have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil. When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other......

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