Thoughts on the Gospel for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Come, Lord Jesus

  “From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say,
"Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand
                                                       Matthew 4:17        It is not possible to know what Galileans thought of heaven or how deeply the Hellenistic cosmography which saw the earth as nestled at the center of seven spheres had penetrated the Jerusalem Judaism familiar to Matthew; Paul does speak of being caught up to the third heaven (II Corinthians 12:2).    We can know that in the Hebrew Scriptures as in the New Testament Heaven is the dwelling place of ...
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Witness We Must

The high priest questioned them,
“We gave you strict orders, did we not,
to stop teaching in that name?
Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
But Peter and the apostles said in reply,
“We must ...
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Set My People Free

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and ...
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Now Judge Eternal

This man God raised on the third day and granted that He be made manifest,
not to all the people, but to us
the witness chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.
He ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel

C.S. Lewis Institute

A Lecture featuring C.S. Lewis scholar, Michael Ward in partnership with the Lewis-Tolkien Society and the Church of the Incarnation. About this event Why do we say things are right and wrong? Is it merely a personal preference? Or ...
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Not the Righteous

  Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with  
sinners and tax collectors and said to His disciples, 
"Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus heard this and said to them, 
"Those who are well do not ...
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/ Dr. Patrick, Thoughts on Gospel