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Posts Tagged ‘Reflections on the coming Sunday’s Gospel’


 

 

“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Maccabees (Chapter 7:1-2, 9-14)   We Christians believe not only in the resurrection of Jesus but also in our own resurrection. At the time of Jesus, the Jews were divided about the resurrection of the body on the last day. The Sadducees did not believe in ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the Book of Wisdom (Chapter 11:22-12:2)   This book was written in Alexandria, only about one hundred years before the birth of Jesus, by a man who at times assumes the voice of King Solomon to make sure his readers pay attention to its important messages. It is one of ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Sirach (Chapter 35:12-14, 16-18)   “The Lord is a God of justice, who knows no favorites. Though not unduly partial to the weak, yet he hears the cry of the oppressed. The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan, nor to the widow ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Exodus (Chapter 17:8-13)   The Amalekites were a tribal desert people who did not like these new people, the Israelites, entering their land sometime after the exodus from Egypt. And so, the Amalekites attacked. Moses told Joshua to resist: “‘Tomorrow go out and engage Amalek in ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the second Book of Kings (Chapter 5:14-17)   In ancient times, lepers were considered unclean. They were avoided and were almost never in positions of power. Naaman was a leper but also was a commander in the army of the king of Aram. The king had such high regard for ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of the Prophet Habakkuk (Chapter 1:2-3; 2:2-4)   “How long O Lord? I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not intervene. Why do you let me see ruin; why must I see misery?” Habakkuk was ...
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