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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel according to Luke’



“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the Acts of the Apostles (Chapter 2:42-47)   Most scripture scholars and our Christian tradition identify Luke, the disciple of Paul, as ...
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The Presentation of the Lord

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi (Chapter 3:1-4)   “Thus says the Lord God: I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me. And suddenly there will come to the temple the Lord whom you seek. … But who will endure the day of his coming? And ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

A reading from the Book of the Second Book of Samuel (Chapter Chapter 5:1-3)   David was the greatest king of Israel, chosen by God and “all the tribes of Israel.”   “And the Lord said to you, ‘You shall shepherd my people Israel and be commander of Israel.’” So, David had two responsibilities—shepherd, or ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Malachi (Chapter Chapter 3:19-20a)   This book was probably written about five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, at a time when there was much dishonesty and disrespect for the temple and for the poor and oppressed. “Lo, the day is coming, blazing like ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Maccabees (Chapter 7:1-2, 9-14)   We Christians believe not only in the resurrection of Jesus but also in our own resurrection. At the time of Jesus, the Jews were divided about the resurrection of the body on the last day. The Sadducees did not believe in ...
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Prayer: To Grow in Goodness

Lord Jesus, you called Zacchaeus by his name and you helped him to grow. Enter our lives in that way today, calling us by our names, so that we may grow and be the persons you call us to be. Amen.   Adapted from PrayerTime, Cycle C, © RENEW International. Image courtesy of
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