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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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“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: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah (Chapter 20:10-13)   Being a prophet at any time is challenging, but Jeremiah had an especially difficult time fulfilling his calling. He said, “I hear the whisperings of many: ‘Terror on every side! Denounce! Let us denounce him!’ All those who were my friends ...
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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

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 Book of Deuteronomy (Chapter 8:2-3, 14b-16a)   Moses was the leader of the Hebrews as they escaped from Egypt into the ...
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