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November 3rd – God makes beautiful things

Scripture Reflection. . .  Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Wisdom 11:22-12:2 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 145 “I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.” Second Reading:  2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2 Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Today’s scripture readings are a beautiful reminder that God loves all creation unconditionally. From the Book of Wisdom… Continue reading November 3rd – God makes beautiful things

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October 27th – To be rich is to be poor

Scripture Reflection. . .  Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Sirach 35:12-18 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34 “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” Second Reading:  2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Gospel: Luke 18:9-14 How can St. Paul, who knows his death sentence is inevitable, give glory to God and proclaim “The Lord will rescue me… Continue reading October 27th – To be rich is to be poor

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October 20th – A God who never gives up

Scripture Reflection. . .  Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading:  Exodus 17:8-13 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 121 “Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Second Reading:  2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Gospel: Luke 18:1-8 Perhaps you caught the recent news story of a young man who came to his school with a gun… Continue reading October 20th – A God who never gives up

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October 13th – Thankful for the scars

Scripture Reflection. . . Twenty-Eighth Week in Ordinary Time First Reading: 2 Kings 5:14-17 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98 “The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.” Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-13 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 All three scripture readings today speak to some form of suffering, be it a disfiguring disease or imprisonment; a… Continue reading October 13th – Thankful for the scars

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September 29th – Unsettling love

Scripture Reflection. . . Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Amos 6: 1,4-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146 “Praise the Lord, my soul!” Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Gospel: Luke 16: 19-31 i believe in a God who loves all creation and all people unconditionally; I also believe that because God is love, God is… Continue reading September 29th – Unsettling love

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September 22nd – Honest as a teenager

Scripture Reflection. . . Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time First Reading: Amos 8:4-7 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113 “Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor” Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Gospel: Luke 16: 1-13 The Scripture readings today turned my focus to Greta Thunberg, a modern day prophet of climate change. I don’t know much… Continue reading September 22nd – Honest as a teenager

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August 4th – What really matters?

Scripture Reflection. . . Eighteenth Sunday is Ordinary Time First Reading: Ecclesiastes 1:2;2:21-23 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 90  “If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.” Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-11 Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21 I tend to want to skim over the reading from Ecclesiastes with its tone of futility. However, this feeling that nothing… Continue reading August 4th – What really matters?