27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today we celebrate the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This weekend we discover the starting point of discipleship. In our readings there is an important distinction between where the Pharisees are grounded and where Jesus is grounded. The Pharisees are grounded in Moses, but Jesus is grounded in God. Like...

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 30, 2018 Today we celebrate the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time. This week’s scriptures call our attention to where we see the Spirit in action for doing God’s will, whether in a friend, a foe, or even us. Jesus says, “Whoever is not against us is for us.” If...

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 6, 2018 Today we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. “Ephphatha,” Jesus says and a miracle occurs. Jesus made clear God’s desire to heal, free, and reconcile all creation. Divine healing in the scriptures never exists for its own sake, but as an impetus to proclaim God’s glory....

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 2, 2018 Today we celebrate the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. You and I live in Missouri, the “Show Me” State. Tradition holds that Missourians need clear and concrete proof to be convinced about something. They need someone to show them something is true. Moses told the Israelites to...

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 26, 2018 Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15) “To whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life?” (John 6:69). On our final Sunday of reading John 6, it’s decision time....

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 19, 2018 Today we celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we hear once again from the masterful teacher. For a fifth week we hear Jesus tell the crowds that He is the ‘Bread of Life, the Living Bread come down from Heaven, real food and real drink.’...

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 12, 2018 Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We learn this weekend that plenty of things in our day-to-day living can cloud our vision. By allowing Christ to heal our vision, we are able to see and love as the Father sees us and loves us....

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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 5, 2018 Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. We continue this weekend reflecting on Chapter 6 of St. John’s Gospel, the ‘Bread of Life’ discourse. After the miraculous feeding of the multitudes, Jesus goes home to Capernaum. The crowd follows Him. They don’t seek Jesus because...

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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 29, 2018 Today we celebrate the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In both the first reading and the Gospel this weekend we find miraculous feeding of people from meager provisions. The prophet Elisha, successor of Elijah, is presented with 20 barley loaves to feed 100 men. When his servant...

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 22, 2018 Today we celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Today we see the great compassion of God for His people. Compassion comes from the Latin words cum (with) and passio (to suffer or feel). To have compassion is to suffer with and feel the suffering of another....

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