Tag Archives: Gospel of Matthew

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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Sunday Reflection, Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (March 2, 2014): Mystery and Religion

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. — Isaiah 49:15 Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. — … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2014): Keep Calm and Love Your Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 16, 2014): Surrendering the Ego to Christ

“[I]f you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” — Matthew 5:23-24 This weekend … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 9, 2014): Salt of the Earth

“Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed.” — … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 5, 2014): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical

This weekend is the celebration of the Epiphany. The readings can be found here. The journey of the Magi is one of the most beautiful stories in the Bible.  Mysterious foreigners receive a cosmic sign to leave their home and … Continue reading

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