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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Wisdom (Chapter 9:13-18b)   The author of the Book of Wisdom asks, “Who can know God’s counsel, or who can conceive what the Lord intends?” The author gives his answer toward the end of this passage: “Or who ever knew your counsel, except you had given wisdom ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 38:4-6; 8-10)   There is an old saying that “no prophet is honored or accepted in his own time.” That was certainly the case with Jeremiah who lived just before the Babylonian Exile of the Jewish people. Israel was surrounded by Egypt, Assyria, ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Genesis (Chapter 18:20-32)   Imagine making a deal with God, bargaining with God over the fate of thousands of people. That is the scene here with Abraham asking God to spare the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is like a scene from a Middle Eastern ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

A reading from Book of the Prophet Isaiah (Chapter 19:16b, 19-21)   This book has three sections, and this is the last. It refers to the Babylonian Exile from 597 B.C to 539 B.C. Jerusalem was in ruins as the exiles returned. Imagine how they felt coming back to their holy city, ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the First Book of Kings (Chapter 19:16b, 19-21)   Elijah was one of the most important prophets of Israel, and now God was telling him that he must choose Elisha as his successor. The Lord said to Elijah, “You shall anoint Elisha, son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah as prophet to ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 14:18-20)   Abraham was the father of the Jewish people. Melchizedek is a shadowy character from the Book of Genesis who is mentioned only one more time in the Hebrew Scriptures—in Psalm 110. “You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.” In this ...
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