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Weekly Reflections

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)

Resurrection of Jesus

The Cross of Jesus

"For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay all according to his conduct." (MT 16:27)

Trust

"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." (MT 16:16)

Why Pray?

"O woman, great is your faith!" (MT 15:28)

feast

Our Deepest Needs

"Thus says the LORD: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk!" (IS 55:1)

Vigésimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

A Share in God’s Kingdom

"The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." (MT 13:44)

Good Seeds

"The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field." (MT 13:24)

God’s Words

"A sower went out to sow... some seed fell on the path... some fell on rocky ground... some seed fell among thorns... some seed fell on rich soil, and produced fruit." (MT 13:3, 4, 5, 7, 8)

Share the Burden

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (MT 11:28)

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