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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 56:1, 6-7)   The context for this passage is the return of the Jewish people from exile in Babylon in the sixth century before the birth of Jesus. Isaiah starts off with a call and a promise: “Thus says the Lord: Observe what ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the first Book of Kings (Chapter 9:9a, 11-13a)   How and when do we experience God in our everyday lives? I just finished writing a book about that experience. It is called The Journey into the Mystery: Finding God in Our Everyday Lives. I did not think about this ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 55:1-3)   God had established a covenant with Israel and Moses, but the Israelites broke the covenant and wound up in a long exile in Babylon. This reading is from the final days of the Babylonian Exile as the people were coming home ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Kings (Chapter 3:5, 7-12)   Have you ever heard the phrase “The Wisdom of King Solomon”? This is where it originated.   “The LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, ‘Ask something of me and I will give it to you.’ Solomon answered, ‘Give your ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 12:13, 16-19)   This reading is praise for the all-powerful, just, and merciful God. “For your might is the source of justice: for your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all…. And you taught your people, by these deeds, that those who are ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 55:10-11)   Most of Israel at this time—the sixth century before the birth of Jesus—was a desert or close to it. The people were dependent on the spring rains to grow food. This last part of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah was ...
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