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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 9/23/19

My Dear People,

The three parables of the Gospel have a common link. 1. The shepherd losing one sheep would leave the ninety-nine and search for the lost one. 2. The woman who loses one coin and finds it rejoices. 3. The son who spends all his inheritance on ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 9/23/19

Today Jesus is talking about discipleship and what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus explains the cost of discipleship. He insists on three conditions for true discipleship: His followers must subordinate everything to commitment to him, even the closest family ties. They must also be willing ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 9/23/19

My Dear People,

When Jesus is asked if many will be saved, Jesus uses the example of the narrow gate. Many will try to go through it and will be unable to do so.  “A Christian’s struggle must be unceasing, for interior life consists in beginning and beginning again.  ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 9/05/19

My dear people,

When Jesus is asked if many will be saved, Jesus uses the example of the narrow gate. Many will try to go through it and will be unable to do so.  “A Christian’s struggle must be unceasing, for interior life consists in beginning and beginning again.  ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/21/19

My Dear People,

Jesus continues the focus on his coming: I have come to set the earth on fire.  This fire is different from what Elijah called down from heaven (9:54-55); 2 Kings 1:10). It is associated with a Baptism that Jesus still must receive: the words “fire” and ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/14/19

My Dear People,

Jesus mentions the parable about the servant waiting in order to instruct his disciples to be alert for his coming. He makes his point with short parables about servants awaiting the arrival of the master (vv 35-38), a household owner not knowing when the thief is ... Read More »

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/08/19

My Dear People,

An interruption from someone in the crowd leads to a change of subject away from teaching the disciples not to “worry” or “be afraid” about facing persecution. In response to the man’s demand that Jesus settle an inheritance dispute, Jesus declines with a question that hints ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/08/19

The passage took place. Luke again does not specify the exact location. The focus is not on where it happened but on what Jesus was doing: he was praying. The disciples, who are by now accustomed to seeing Jesus praying, are inspired to enter more deeply into prayer themselves. ... Read More »

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/08/19

My Dear People,

Since the parable of the good Samaritan emphasizes love of neighbor, many scholars suggest that this text passage instead highlights love of “the Lord your God” (10:27: see vv. 39-41), where the title Lord is again used for Jesus. Moreover, like the earlier list of women ... Read More »

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by Christy .. on 8/08/19

My Dear People,

When Jesus sent the apostles two by two, he told them to bring no provision. That is, they were not to bring a thing that they needed. Why would Jesus send the apostles this way? Jesus requires them to be free of any form of attachment ... Read More »