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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel according to Luke’


 

 

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

A reading from the book of the prophet Sirach (Chapter 3:17-18, 20, 28-29)   This is one of the few times in the liturgical cycles when we read from a book of Jewish writings that is not an accepted part of the Hebrew Bible. Yet, it is part of Jewish wisdom teaching. The ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter 66:18-21)   The Book of the Prophet Isaiah was not written by one person all at once. There are three main sections, and today’s reading comes from the last chapter of the third section, written as the Jewish people were finally returning from ...
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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: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Wisdom (Chapter 18:6-9)   This reading is from the Book of Wisdom, so what is the wisdom offered here? Perhaps it is faithfulness to God’s promises in the face of challenges and persecutions over a long period of time. That was certainly true for the ancient Israelites, ...
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“Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes (Chapter 1:2; 2:21-23)   This is a reading of uncertain origin. Some biblical scholars believe it was written about 300 years before the birth of Jesus, others say much earlier. “Qoheleth” is not a personal name but rather a title meaning teacher or preacher—a very gloomy ...
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Prayer: We Are Invited

Lord God, in your wisdom you invite us out of our complacency. You open our eyes to see you with new vision. You open our hearts to love you with greater passion, and you open our hands to serve you with the purest intentions. Lead us more deeply into the mystery of discipleship so that we may follow you with ...
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