Monthly Archives: August 2018

  • 21 B

    Posted on August 21, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    No Choice but to choose. INTRODUCTION:  The first reading and Gospel today are about choice, decisions.  The second reading comes from a time when women were not valued.  In this sense Paul’s words are an advance.  But some of his words are a reflection of his time rather than revelation:  “Wives be submissive to your husbands in everything.” To choose […]

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  • 20 B

    Posted on August 13, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Nourishment for body and spirit. Much advertising today has to do with the health of our bodies.  Bookstores are full of cookbooks; newspapers feature cooking pages.  Together with these books is the abundance of books dealing with overeating and dieting. Cooking shows are many on television. We must be concerned about our physical health, yet […]

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  • 19th B

    Posted on August 13, 2018 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Nourishment we know not. Introduction:  The first reading and Gospel today speak about nourishment.  In the first reading it is Elijah who needs to be nourished.  In the Gospel Jesus is trying to move the people beyond simply physical nourishment of bread to spiritual nourishment. In our passage today Elijah the prophet has fled in fear from Queen […]

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