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October 30, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

31st Sunday In Ordinary Time - A Reflection By Fr. Leo

 

Our scriptures today leave no room for fear of God.  Awe of God’s love, yes.  Fear, no!

 

After reminding us that our very existence in this moment is because of God’s love, and that what God ... Read More »

October 23, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

30 Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

“The one who serves God willingly is heard;

his petition reaches the heavens.

The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds;

it does not rest till it reaches its goal,

nor will it withdraw till the Most ... Read More »

October 9, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

28th Sunday In Ordinary Time -

A Reflection By Fr. Leo

 

Practicing religion can point us in the direction of what is good, but it cannot of itself make us loving.  We see this clearly in today’s gospel of the ten lepers.  Jesus cured all ten.  The nine ... Read More »

October 16, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 11/17/16

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Our Scriptures today teach us to live with hope.  In the gospel the widow perseveres and the unjust judge grants her justice. We are told that God will act speedily for the just one and that all ... Read More »

October 3, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

 

“How long, O LORD? I cry for help but you do not listen!”  Often we come to the point, when being overwhelmed by what seems unfair, when we want to pray loudly and with agitation these ... Read More »

September 25, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

26th Sunday In Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

In our first reading, Amos describes a great way of life.  Comfortable beds and couches, lamb on demand, music, adult beverages, and the best of oils to provide comfort to the body.  Sounds better than a five ... Read More »

September 18, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Today’s gospel contrasts worldly wisdom with spiritual wisdom.  The story of the steward is not something we would expect to hear in the gospel.  Here a man misuses his masters wealth, and knowing he is about to be called on the carpet, makes ... Read More »

September 11, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time –

 A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

The gospel we hear today is an old and familiar one.  We have heard it so many times that in some ways we may be tempted not to listen too closely.  It may be an old familiar ... Read More »

September 4, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time -

A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Our short passage from the Book of Wisdom makes it abundantly clear that we can not know the mind of God. We have very little clarity about God’s ways, yet, it is the Holy Spirit from on ... Read More »

August 28, 2016

Posted by Mary Ann Peterson on 9/30/16

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Reflection by Fr. Leo

 

Today’s gospel seems to be in two parts.  The first part offers sound advice for attending social functions.  It is advice the ego can appreciate to save one from embarrassment.  Taking the lowest place of honor will ... Read More »