Monthly Archives: March 2014

Lenten Reflections March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014 Mark 7: 24-37 1 Cor 10: 14-11:1 In today’s reading Jesus gives us a classical way of dealing with archetypal shadows. Like every man of his time Jesus had his cultural shadows: tax collectors, prostitutes, sinners, social … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 30, 2014

March 30, 2014 John 6: 27-40 Rom 8: 11-25 We find one of St. Paul’s finest spiritual insights today, “When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 29, 2014

March 29, 2014 Mark 7: 1-23 1 Cor 10: 1-13 The Pharisees and the scribes in today’s reading confront Jesus about his disciples, “Why do your disciples not live according to the tradition of the elders?” Jesus’ response is pertinent … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 Mark 6: 47-56 1 Cor 9: 16-27 Through the miracle of the loves and the fish, Jesus wanted to teach his followers not only the importance of compassion but that they could answer their own prayers and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014 Mark 6: 30-46 1 Cor 9:1-15 In today’s reading we see that Jesus had compassion on the crowd and wanted to teach his followers to have compassion on one another. When it was time to feed five … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 26, 2014

March 26, 2014 Mark 6: 13-29 1 Cor 8: 1-13 In today’s reading we encounter John the Baptist who denounces King Herod’s adulterous life. We are told that Herod had a love-hate relationship with John the Baptist: When he heard … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 25, 2014

March 25, 2014 Mark 6:1-13 The question that people asked about Jesus is very insightful: Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? The wisdom that was given to Jesus is … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014 Mark 5: 21-43 Jesus keeps going to the other side exploring and encountering new horizons. This time he is approached by one of the leaders of the synagogue, Jairus. These leaders we know have been plotting against … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 23, 2014

March 23, 2014 John 5: 25-29 Rom 8:1-10 Today’s readings help us to reflect on the resurrection that is “already and not yet.” Resurrection is the transformation of the human to the spiritual and divine. It is a choice of … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections March 22, 2014

March 22, 2014 Mark 5:1-20 In today’s gospel we are taken once again to the other side, to places that would tarnish any reputable person and certainly challenge core beliefs. Jesus and his followers are confronted by a man who … Continue reading

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