Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • 32 C

    Posted on October 31, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Is that all there is? Or RESURRECTION.   Introduction:  The first Reading and the Gospel have several things in common this Sunday.  They both speak of seven brothers.  In the first reading there are seven Hebrew brothers and their mother.  In the Gospel the Sadducees bring up a case of Jewish law in which seven […]

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  • 31 C

    Posted on October 25, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Large lessons from Little Zacchaeus.   Introduction:  The last sentence of today’s Gospel reads, “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”  Jesus candidly addressed the fact that people get lost.  But the good news is that he came to seek out and save the lost.  Together let […]

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  • 30th C

    Posted on October 19, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Going up and down in prayer   The THEME FOR THIS SUNDAY CONTINUES to be prayer.  Last Sunday we heard the parable of the widow and the unjust judge. In that parable the theme is: persevere as the Widow did in naming and opposing injustice and thus be God-like.  Today we hear the parable of […]

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  • 29C

    Posted on October 14, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Wisdom from Widow.   Introduction:  This Sunday and next the Gospel will present us with twin parables.  Both parables are about prayer.  Luke often times presents us with a teaching which features a man and a woman.  Today’s Gospel features a widow, next Sunday’s features a man.   It is important to remember that in the […]

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  • 28C

    Posted on October 4, 2016 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Lessons from lepers.   Introduction:  The first reading and the Gospel today speak about persons with leprosy.  There is healing and thanks are returned by one of the ten that Jesus heals.    Homily:  The first reading today is obviously chosen because it like the Gospel speaks of a cure from leprosy.  But this brief […]

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