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

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 the Prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 37:12-14)   The Babylonian Exile (597 BC to 538 BC) was a terrible period in the history ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Third Sunday of Lent

A reading from the Book of Exodus (Chapter 3:1-8a, 13-15)   This is the famous story of God speaking to Moses from a burning bush. God says to Moses, “‘Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground. I am the God of your fathers, the God ...
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