An Easy Yoke and a Light Burden

Wednesday of the Second Week of Advent Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for...

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What Do You Think?

Scripture: Matthew 18:12-14 "What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he rejoices over...

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This Gift and Responsibility

Scripture:  Luke 5:17-26 One day, while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting near by (they had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem); and the power of the Lord was with him to heal. Just then some men came,...

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Stumbling on the Way….

Scripture: Matthew 9:27-31 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to...

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Nothing Happens Unless . . .

Scripture:  Matthew 7:21-27 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in...

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The Sanctification of the Mind

Lectio:   Mark 7:14-23 Meditatio:  ". . . from the human heart . . . " Jesus' contemporaries highly valued external practices of purification, especially regarding clean and unclean foods. But Jesus tells his disciples that what goes into a person is not what defiles,...

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Look

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:23-28 Meditatio "Look" Isn't it amazing how several people can look at the same event but see something entirely different? The Gospel recounts a day in the life of Jesus. "Jesus was passing through a field of...

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Sinners

Saturday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:13-17 Meditatio "I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." This passage of Mark shows us once again how comfortable Jesus was with people from every stratum of society. Levi, the tax collector, is not...

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The Faith of Others

Friday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio Mark 2:1-12 Meditatio "When Jesus saw their faith, he said to [the paralytic], 'Child, your sins are forgiven.'" Today's Gospel account is one of the few occasions when Jesus cures someone because of the faith of...

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Now

Monday of the First Week of Ordinary Time Lectio            Mark 1:14-20 *Note: We will be mainly following Mark's Gospel in  these daily Gospel reflections. Meditatio "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand." Now is the time. Mark uses the...

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