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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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Footnotes

Whether we choose to or not, we mostly likely see a number of bare feet this time of year. In the hot, humid weather, people wear sandals or flip-flops or nothing on their feet when they can. My question for you today is what kind of information do these barefoot ...
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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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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zechariah (Chapter 9:9-10)   Israel was surrounded geographically on all sides by larger, more powerful nations and was often conquered as war-like kings came riding into town in horse-drawn chariots. But the prophet Zechariah presents a quite different picture of the true king:   “Thus says the ...
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Prayer: Take Up Your Cross

We are loved by our God, yet we often love poorly. Show us the way, Lord.   You have made us your sisters and brothers, yet we often ignore the crosses of our sisters and brothers in God’s human family. Show us the way, Lord.   Although you accept us as we are, we often do not accept others or ourselves. Show ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Kings (Chapter 4:8-11, 14-16a)   The prophet Elisha was traveling to a town named Shunem where he was invited for dinner with the family of a “woman of influence.” This became the place for a meal whenever Elisha traveled in that direction. The woman suggested to ...
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