Monthly Archives: October 2019

  • 30 C

    Posted on October 21, 2019 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 the Pharisee and […]

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  • 29 C

    Posted on October 21, 2019 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 time of Jesus, life expectancy was […]

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  • 28 C

    Posted on October 12, 2019 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 (a Samaritan) 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 passage that we […]

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  • 27 C

    Posted on October 1, 2019 by in Reflections on Sunday Gospels

    Increased faith of unprofitable servants. Introduction:  In all three readings today we hear of challenges to faith.  In the first reading first the prophet Habakkuk speaks, then God speaks.  In the second reading it is Paul speaking to Timothy.  In the Gospel, first the Apostles ask Jesus to increase their faith and then Jesus responds […]

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