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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 9/22/20

My Dear People, 

In today’s reading of Isaiah, people are called to conversion. In order to return to their homeland, they must return to God and “seek” him.  The Lord who allows himself to be found and who does not judge in the way men do, is willing and ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 9/22/20

My Dear People,

Today the reading of Sirach and the Gospel of Matthew deals with forgiveness.  The passage of Sirach contains three groups of sayings on one theme: seek peace and reconciliation, not discord.  The first group has to do with forgiveness: one needs to forgive others in order ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 9/02/20

My Dear People,

Today the reading deals with fraternal correction. The gospel tells us the right way to deal with fraternal correction. First one must deal with the fellow disciple privately. Why? This allows the other person to apologize and recant if he has said something wrong. Sometimes there ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 8/25/20

My Dear People,

The region of Caesarea Philippi was an area where they worshiped pagan gods, so, when they were there, they must have been discussing these pagan gods that the Romans worshiped. The Romans worshiped several gods and Jupiter was the main one, and they wanted the Christians ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 8/25/20

My Dear People,

Last week we learned from the Gospel that Jesus is the Son of the Living God. This week Jesus explains the purpose and the reason for His incarnation.  Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly from the elders, ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 8/18/20

My Dear People, 

 Today we have in the gospel of Matthew that Jesus withdrew to the towns of Tyre and Sidon. These were Phoenician cities on the Mediterranean coast, present day Lebanon. Jesus went there to be away from the crowds, from Herod Antipas, and from the Jews in ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/20

My Dear People, 

 Scholars use the term theophany for a dramatic encounter with God involving a visible manifestation of his power and presence. The definition is consistent with the story before us, since the disciples come face-to-face with divine magnificence in the person of Jesus. The veil shrouding the ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 8/04/20

My Dear People, 

First, Congratulations to the three candidates who came into full communion with the Catholic Church last week. 

The Gospel often tells us that Jesus and his disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee in fishing boats. This was a faster means of reaching the opposite shore than ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 7/21/20

My Dear People, 

The idea of a hidden treasure that is not seen by everyone is appropriate for this chapter’s theme about the kingdom not being fully revealed to all. Like the treasure buried in a field, something of great value is present in the kingdom Jesus proclaims, but ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Posted by Christy .. on 7/14/20

My Dear People, 

This parable describes a real scenario from the first century agricultural world, where Roman laws specifically forbade the sabotaging of crops by planting darnel. A man sowed good seed in his field, but an enemy sowed weed all through the wheat. The weed here is darnel, ... Read More »