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Faith

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October 6, 2019

The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to [this] mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6) Faith. Jesus seems to be telling us that we only need a little bit of faith. The size of a mustard… Read More ›

Lord, I Am Yours

In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple. – Luke 14:33 In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us what we must do if we wish to be his disciples. There are some difficult sayings here. Take up our crosses, he tells us. Renounce our possessions. Hate… Read More ›

Help Me to Be Humble

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted. – Lk 14:11 Jesus invites us to a banquet. Do we accept the invitation? Do we invite others to join us at the banquet? Do we try to do as Jesus does? Or do we expect gifts or… Read More ›

Prepare for Jesus

“You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” – Lk 12:40 How does one prepare for the coming of Jesus into our everyday lives? We are not always aware of Jesus’ presence. We try to be, but there are a lot of distractions in… Read More ›

Rich in What Matters

“Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves but are not rich in what matters to God.” – Luke 12:21 Treasure. What is treasure to you?  What does it mean to be rich in what matters to God? I ask myself these questions as I ponder this Sunday’s gospel. For me, my… Read More ›

Forgiveness

“and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” – Lk 11:4 My husband and I were once asked to write a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer and present it to our prayer group. We each took sections of it and… Read More ›

The Peace the World Cannot Give

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – Jn 14:27 Peace.  The kind of peace that only Jesus can give. It is not the peace of sitting in silence or feeling… Read More ›

Blessed Are We

God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. That is certainly brought home to us when we read the Beatitudes. I mean, Blessed are you who are poor … Really? In the secular world, we tend to measure success by wealth, awards, fame, possessions. In Jesus’ mind and thoughts and words, it is quite different. I have to… Read More ›

Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… Read More ›

God Visits His People

Jesus went to the synagogue on the sabbath and and he stood up to read. “He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind …” – Lk 4:18 Jesus tells the people in the synagogue that this scripture has been fulfilled in their hearing. That God has come to… Read More ›

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