Sunday Readings: 2 Maccabees 7.1-2, 9-14; 2 Thessalonians 2.16-2.5; Luke 20.27-38 “God is not God of the dead but of the living. All are alive to God”. – Luke 20.38 When Jesus enters Jerusalem, he cleanses the temple as his first act. Immediately the chief priests, scribes, and elders get in his face. “Who doContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 10, 2019, 32nd Sunday Ordinary Time”
Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace. Living Like Francis Today puts you in touch with the God of love and mercy Pope Francis wants us to know. Each of the six short chapters begin and end with a simple prayer from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis. Short reflections invite you to apply theContinue reading “Living Like Francis Today”
Sunday Readings: Wisdom 11.22-12.2; 2 Thessalonians 1.11-2.2; Luke 19.1-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through the city. There was a man there named Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector and a wealthy man. He was trying to see who Jesus was but he could not see on account of the crowd, for he was shortContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 3, 2019, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”
The O Antiphons are the Church’s prayer of longing for the coming of the Lord. These seven prayer cards are beautifully illustrated by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, with poems by Joan Mitchell, CSJ. They come in a case which converts into an easel. Only $15, which includes shipping. View a sample card at goodgroundpress.com. CallContinue reading “The Advent Names of God”
Sunday Readings: Sirach 35.12-14,16-18; 2 Timothy 4.6-8,16-18; Luke 18.9-14 Two people went up to the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed these things concerning himself — “I give you thank, O God, that I am not like other people–greedy, unjust, adulterous–or evenContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 27, 2019, 30th Sunday Ordinary Time”
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Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.8-13; 2 Timothy 3.14-4.2; Luke 18.1-8 “There was a judge in a certain city who neither feared God nor respected human beings. A widow in that city kept coming to him and saying: ‘Take up my case. Give me my just rights against my opponent.’ For a while the judge refused butContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 20, 2019, 29th Sunday Ordinary Time”
Loving God, the Amazon is on fire! We come before you with a heavy and contrite heart. We know your heart must be deeply grieved as you hear the cries of the innocent trees, creatures, rivers and indigenous communities as their home burns. We pray that in your mercy, you will forgive us for ourContinue reading “Prayer for the Burning Amazon Forest”