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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

Weekly Reflections

Faith

"Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.'" (JN 20:29)

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

Suffering and Intimacy

"When the centurion who stood facing him saw how he breathed his last he said, 'Truly this man was the Son of God!'" (MK 15:39)

Vigésimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

Through Suffering

"Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit." (JN 12:24)

Jesus, the Law, the Jews—and Us

"Jesus answered and said to them, 'Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.'" (JN 2:19)

Baptism

"The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert..." (MK 1:12)

Healing and Hope

"I do will it. Be made clean." (MC 1:41)

Joining in God’s Healing of the World

"Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons." (MK 1:34)

Jesus Preaching in the Synagogue

Prophets in Daily Life

"The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes." (MK 1:22)

The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, by Raphael, 1515

“KAIROS” Moments

"Then they abandoned their nets and followed him." (MK 1:18)

God’s Call

"John was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God.'" (JN 1:36)

Three kings presenting gifts to baby Jesus

In a Nutshell

"Behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage.'" (MT 2:1-2)

Painting of The Presentation of the Lord

Family

"The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him." (LK 2:40)

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Looking Again

"Then the angel said to her, 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.'" (LK 1:30-31)

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

"What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'SEE'". (Mk 13:37)

Inherit the Kingdom

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink..." (MT 25:35)

Parable of the Ten Virgins - Phoebe Traquair Mansfield

Lamps Trimmed and Burning

"The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom." (MT 25:1)

Resurrection of Jesus

The Reward

"Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed." (1 JN 3:2)

feast

Restoring Relationships, Building Bridges

"On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines." (IS 25:6)

"And then they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory." Mark 13:26

Familiar Insights

"Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others." (PHIL 2:3-4)

vineyard

Direction

"The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard." (MT 20:1)

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