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Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 17, 2014): Reaching Out Beyond Our Tribe

This Sunday is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel is about the fascinating story of Jesus traveling outside of Jewish territory, something he very rarely does. There he has an interesting encounter with … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 3, 2014): Nourishment for Weary Souls

All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! — Isaiah 55:1 This Sunday is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 27, 2014): The Kingdom of God as a Priceless Treasure

“Is the Kingdom of God a big family? Yes, in a sense it is. But another sense it is a prodigious biological operation- that of the Redeeming Incarnation.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (courtesy of Fr. Don Jose Nyamunga) This … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (July 20, 2014): Wheat and Weeds

Am I living my life as a weed or a stalk of wheat ? (See Matthew 13:24-30). This weekend is the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The reflection comes from Living Space run by the Irish … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 13, 2014): The Sower, Connection with Creation and Teilhard de Chardin

  “We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.” — … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (July 6, 2014): The Peaceful Yoke of Christ

This weekend our readings return to Ordinary Time as it is the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can be found here. The passage above from Matthew has been a source of great consolation for me in recent years.  My “reconversion” … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Palm Sunday (April 13, 2014): A Literary Journey Through Matthew’s Passion

  Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point … Continue reading

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