Thoughts on the Gospel

Belief and Witness

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things ...
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Newness

Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with Him in death
so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the ...
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Thoughts on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

Remember Me "Do not forget the LORD, your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
that place of slavery.” Deuteronomy 6:12 “And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart
and you shall teach them ...
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Thoughts on the Second Reading for the Sixth Sunday in Easter

Always be ready to give an explanation
to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,
but do it with gentleness and reverence,
keeping your conscience clear,
so that, when you are maligned,
those who defame your good conduct in Christ
may themselves be ...
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Thoughts on the First Reading for the Fifth Sunday in Easter

The word of God continued to spread,
and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly;
even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
Acts 6:7 The sixth chapter of Acts has as its subject the mission of ...
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Thoughts On Easter

The Gift of Life For you have died,
   and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
And you too will appear with Him in Glory

I Corinthians 5:8      Sunday is a Roman name, the day of the unconquerable sun, ...
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Thoughts on the Second Reading for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

Painting by Alexander Clemens His Spirit Dwelling In You Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
But you are not in the flesh;
on the contrary, you are in the spirit,
if only the Spirit of God dwells ...
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God’s Design and the Race We Run

He saved us and called us to a holy life,
not according to our works
but according to His own design
and the grace bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before time began,
but now made manifest
through the appearance of our savior Christ Jesus,
who ...
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Thoughts on the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Body as Temple Brothers and sisters
Do you not know that your bodies
are the temple of God
Because the Holy Spirit dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16 In the beginning God intended to be with us, for He came down to walk in ...
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Thoughts on the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Delivered From Death Since the children share in flesh and blood
He Himself likewise partakes of the same nature,
that through death He might destroy him
who has the power of death, that is, the devil,
and deliver all those ...
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Called to be Holy

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation and kindred and tongue and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear ...
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Thoughts on the Gospel for Epiphany

His Star We have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2 He determines the number of the stars; He giveth them all their names. Psalm 146:4 The stars shone in their ...
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Thoughts on the Christmas Season

Finding the Twenty-Fifth Christmas has twelve days, counting Christmas Day as the first and ending just short of the Feast of the Epiphany on January sixth.  In the   traditional Roman rite the season of Christmas is longer, lasting until  ...
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Thoughts for the Feast of Christ the King

 He is before all things,
and in Him all things hold together.
He is the head of the body, the church.
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in all things he himself might be preeminent.
For in Him all the fullness ...
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