A Father’s Love

5 February 2008 Tuesday of the 4th Week in Ordinary Time2 Samuel 18, 9 – 19, 3; Psalm 86; Mark 5, 21-43 A Father’s love Absalom was the third son of David by Maacha. He had a sister named Thamar. Both of them were beautiful children. However, Amnon, one of David’s son, molested Thamar. AndContinue reading “A Father’s Love”

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The Death of Urriah

1 February 2008. First Friday in the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time2 Samuel 1, 1-17 and Psalm 51: The Death of Urriah David was the epitome of a servant of the Lord. His faithfulness and love of God was without doubt. The Lord blessed him and promised him a royal lineage where the Messiah wouldContinue reading “The Death of Urriah”

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Nothing can Block God’s Promise

31 January 2008 Thursday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time2 Samuel 7, 18-19, 24-29; Mark 4, 21-25 At the beginning of the 7th chapter of the 2nd Book of Samuel, David has already been very successful as king of Israel. He has united the tribes that were once at war with each other. AndContinue reading “Nothing can Block God’s Promise”

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A Common Language

30 January 2008 Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Ordinary Time2 Samuel 7 A Common Language The first reading speaks about Yahweh’s request for a house on which the ark of the covenant will rest. A house can also mean a family, a group of people living together and functioning as a single household, orContinue reading “A Common Language”

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David and Goliath

23 January 2008 Wednesday of the 2nd Week in Ordinary Time1 Samuel 17, 32-51 David and Goliath The first reading is the famous story of David and Goliath. David, an unknown shepherd presented himself to the king to ask permission to fight the huge Philistine. King Saul relented, probably thinking how foolish David was. AfterContinue reading “David and Goliath”

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When Defeated and Abandoned

17 January 2008 Thursday of the 1st Week in Ordinary Time1 Samuel 4, 1-11 When Defeated The story in the first reading is about defeat and abandonment. The Israelites were defeated not just once but twice by the Philistines in the reading today. They lost 40,000 soldiers in the first battle, and 30,000 foot soldiersContinue reading “When Defeated and Abandoned”

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