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Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 31, 2019 | conversion, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Mass readings, peace, reflections, relationship with God, Sacraments, salvation, Scripture
Image by PublicDomainPictures from PixabayReadings:1st Reading: Acts 15: 12, 2229Resp. Psalm Psalm 67: 23, 5, 6, 82nd Reading: Revelation 21:1014, 2223Gospel: John 14:2329In the first reading, it was said to the Gentiles converting to Christianity that circumcision was no longer necessary, however being told that it was necessary by those from Judea. The Holy Spirit and the
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Isaak Asknaziy [Public domain]Readings: 1st Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21Resp.: Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 62nd Reading: Philippians 3:8-14Gospel: John 8:1-11Moses prescribed stoning for those caught in adultery. Jesus did not change the law but gave a new perspective. Jesus does not declare the guilty guiltless nor does he deny that adultery is a sin. God does not look for opportunities to "catch" us
Third Sunday of Lent
Mar 06, 2018 | Christians, conversion, endurance, God, gratefulness, heaven, Jesus, joy, Lent, peace, reflection, Ten Commandments
Readings:1st Reading: Exodus 20:117 Responsorial: 19:8, 9, 10, 112nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:2225 Gospel: John 2:1325God has perfect timing. The Israelites were not given the Ten Commandments until the right time. If God is truly God, then everything about Him is perfect. We unfortunately tend not to see this because of our sinfulness. God asks us to change,
1st Sunday of Lent
Readings:1st Reading: Genesis 9:8-15 Responsorial: Psalm 25: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 2nd Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22 Gospel: Mark 1:12-15Because of rampant sin, God once destroyed almost all people on the earth by means of a flood. Now He has sent us Jesus to save us from sin by means of his passion death and resurrection. He even sent Jesus to Sheol to preach to the
Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 2
Dec 10, 2016 | Advent, charity, conversion, faith, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus, love, mercy, Messiah, mission, repentance, salvation, Second Coming
John the Baptist On this Second Sunday of the New Church Year, John the Baptist stands before the ages and us in Chapter 3 of St. Matthew. He shouts out an invitation to repentance. He warns of impending judgment. He exhorts us to find security only int the Lord himself, not in superficial religious identity and external observances:For God can raise up children of
Second Sunday of Advent 'A' Homily – Part 1
Dec 09, 2016 | Advent, Bernard of Clairvaux, conversion, Eschatology, Holy Spirit, homily, Isaiah, Joel, John the Baptist, Mary, Messiah, Scripture, Second Coming, St. Paul
Bernard of Clairvaux Introduction: How Time flies! Here we are already at the Second Sunday of Advent! And "the world as we know it is passing away" faster than we would like, with ourselves moving right along with it! We move with this Sunday of Advent deeper into the Final Age of the World that announces the absolute End Time, when the Kingdom of God will be definitely
What “Inside Out” Leaves Out: Only the Most Important Thing of All - Part 1
Oct 15, 2015 | animation, balance, Blessed Trinity, conversion, creative, Discalced Carmelite Order, emotional life, film, Inside Out, insightful, intellectual life, maturity, memories, refelction, St. Teresa
You may well have seen an animated/action film that is still showing in theatres at this time. It is a Disney film produced by Pixar Studios and directed by Pete Docter and Reynaldo de Carmen called Inside Out. Some of the characters for the film are voice-acted by Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, and Lewis Black. Inside Out tells the story of an 11-year-old girl named Riley who is being challenged by the