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Having attended parochial schools most of my school-age years, I was well acquainted with rules, laws, and commandments. Fear of breaking rules became second nature to me; I always wanted to please everyone. I was very compliant. As I got older, however, I got a bit weary and tended toward ...
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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 22:19-23)   This is the sad story of two men who, in turn, held a powerful position in the royal house, being master of the palace. “Thus says the Lord to Shebna, master of the palace: ‘I will thrust you from your office ...
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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: 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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