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Posts Tagged ‘Reflections on the coming Sunday’s Gospel’


 

 

Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: The Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 50:5-9a)   Here are three powerful sentences from this reading: “The Lord God opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back.” “The Lord is my help, therefore I am not disgraced.” “See, the Lord ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 35:4-7a)   “Thus says the Lord: Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you.” This is a promise from the Lord that becomes ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

“A reading from the Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 4:1-2, 6-8)   This is an important moment in the history of Israel. God establishes a Covenant with the people through Moses and gives them the Law which was not a purely external, juridical thing but rather was meant to be in their hearts. Moses ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Proverbs (Chapter 9:1-6)   The Book of Proverbs is a collection of seven sets of aphorisms that were collected and edited in their present form seven hundred years before the birth of Jesus and later. The writer of today’s passage wants his fellow Jews to pursue true ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the First Book of Kings (Chapter 19:4-8)   David was a very good king of Israel—the best. Some hundred years later, in the ninth century before the birth of Jesus, Ahab was one of the worst kings of Israel. He had a very bad wife, Jezebel, whose name and reputation ...
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 16: 2-4,12-15)   How could all this happen—bread in the morning and quail in the evening? Of course, we have no idea, except that through thousands of years this story has been told. Scientists and scripture scholars have made numerous suggestions, but the fact remains ...
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