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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of Genesis (Chapter 2:7-9, 3:1-7)   No one knows exactly when the Book of Genesis was written, but biblical scholars calculate that it was sometime after the Jewish people came back from the Babylonian Exile in the sixth century B.C. and people questioned why they were away so ...
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Disciplining the “Little Lazies”

“Little lazies” is what I call them. You know them: those small chores or actions you don’t do, because you don’t deem them urgent or important; or, better still, you think someone else will do them. Remember that saltshaker you did not refill, or that paper-towel dispenser that was on ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: First Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the prophet Isaiah (Chapter Chapter 2:1-5)   “In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills….For from Zion shall go forth instruction and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Amos (Chapter 6:1a, 4-7)   Amos is condemning the rich and powerful in the Northern Kingdom of Israel just before they are invaded by the Babylonians and sent into exile, roughly 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Amos blames the elite for their uncaring and unjust ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Exodus (Chapter 32:7-11, 13-14)   This reading is about the infidelity of the people who were saved by God from slavery in Egypt. “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Go down at once to your people. … They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out ...
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“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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