Category Archives: Scripture Reflections

Reflections on Lectionary Readings for January 2013

Dear Friends, It would be very helpful if you would share your reflections. Remember the gifts that you receive are meant to be shared. And the only gifts we own are those that we have given away. Peace Paul January … Continue reading

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Christ the King

Feast of Christ the King 21-November-2010 The King and the Thief “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). Jesus spent most of his public life with those who religion and society had condemned. He was King among … Continue reading

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33rd Sunday

33rd Sunday 14-November-2010 Some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God. Luke 21:5 Today’s Gospel reminds me of the story of a holy man who visited the Vatican. The Pope … Continue reading

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32nd Sunday

32nd Sunday 7-November-2010 God is the God of the living: Luke 20:27-38 The Pharisees and the Sadducees are often mentioned together in the Gospels but their beliefs were very different. The Pharisees were a religious group that accepted any government … Continue reading

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31st Sunday

31st Sunday October 31-2010 Zacchaeus the Tax Collector: Luke 19:1-10 What is conversion? Today’s account of Zacchaeus is an archetype of true conversion. The process begins by an earnest and relentless desire for a new way of living; like Zacchaeus … Continue reading

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30th Sunday

30th Sunday 24-October-2010 The Pharisee and the Publican: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus directs today’s parable to those who trusted themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt. The Pharisee, in Jesus’ parable, stood by himself and thanked God that … Continue reading

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29th Sunday

29th Sunday 17-October-2010 Pray always without losing heart: Luke 18:1-8 Today’s Gospel is about the need to pray always and not to lose heart. Jesus shows us how to make this tremendous challenge our way of life. He gives us … Continue reading

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28th Sunday

28th Sunday 10-Oct-2010 Luke 17:11-19: “Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan.” Today’s Gospel … Continue reading

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27th Sunday

27th Sunday 3-Oct-2010 Gospel: Luke 17: 5-10 The Apostles said, “Increase our faith.” What is faith? Faith in the Bible is not a theology; it is not a creed; it is definitely not the catechism. Faith is a relationship that … Continue reading

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26th Sunday

26th Sunday 26-September 2010 Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 “This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of … Continue reading

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