Thoughts on the Gospel

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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Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gift of Work
Brothers, you know how one must imitate us.
For we did not act in a disorderly way among you,
nor did we eat food received free from anyone.
On the contrary, in toil and drudgery, night and day
we worked, ...
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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time The week has been full of Church news, centering  on the publicity surrounding Cardinal McCarrick, whose fate should evoke sympathy, fill our hearts with pity and cause prayers for his soul’s good.   Cardinal McCarrick is ...
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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

For His Glory In Him we were also chosen,
destined in accord with the purpose of the One
who accomplishes all things according to the intention of His will,
so that we might exist for the praise of His glory ...
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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

God did not make death,
Nor does He rejoice in the destruction of the living.
For He fashioned all things that they might have being.
                                                            Wisdom, 1:13–15 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
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The Feast of Saint John Baptist

The Feast of Saint John Baptist  From this man's descendants God, according to His promise,
has brought to Israel a savior, Jesus.
John heralded His coming by proclaiming a baptism of repentance
to all the people of Israel;
Acts 13:24 ...
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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Life Means a Person If the blood of goats and bulls 
And the sprinkling of a heifer’s ashes 
Can sanctify those who are defiled
So that their flesh in cleansed, 
How much more will the blood of Christ. 
Who through ...
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The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity

Thoughts on the Second Reading for  The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity  The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if ...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Telling the Story "In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears Him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to Him. You know the word which He sent to Israel,
preaching good things of Christ (He ...
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Fifth Sunday in Easter

Sure Knowledge                    Those who keep His commandments remain in Him, and He in them,
And the way we know that He remains in us 
Is from the Spirit He gave us John 3:24  Then Barnabas ...
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Fourth Sunday of Easter

No Other Name There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.
 Acts 4:12 These words, the burden of the apostolic mission, ...
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Third Sunday of Easter

Love Perfected in Us Those who say, "I know Him," but do not keep His commandments
are liars, and the truth is not in them.
But whoever keeps His word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him. He ...
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Second Sunday in Easter

Victory in Battle And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
First John 5:1 Every person born into ...
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Easter Sunday 2018

Thoughts for Easter Sunday 2018 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 ...
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