Through the Narrow Gate

22 August 2010 21st Sunday in Ordinary TimeIsaiah 66, 18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrews 12, 5-13; Luke 13, 22-30 Let’s put all the readings together. First, where we are. Life has its melodrama of separations and reunions. Goodbyes are necessary in order to advance and develop. The older we are the more farewells we have said.Continue reading “Through the Narrow Gate”

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Our Freedom Narrows Down our Choices

19 August 2007. 29th Sunday in Ordinary TimeJeremiah 38, 4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12, 1-4; Luke 12, 49-53 The second reading from the letter to the Hebrews gives us the central idea of the readings this Sunday: “Persevere in running the race that lies before us, while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader andContinue reading “Our Freedom Narrows Down our Choices”

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Faith and Reason

12 August 2007 19th Sunday in Ordinary TimeHebrews 11, 1-2 Faith and Reason Let us talk about faith. The second reading from the letter to the Hebrews (11,1) says, “Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” ‘Realization’, as translated from the Greek word, hupostasis, means “a placingContinue reading “Faith and Reason”

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