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Weekly Reflections

Second Sunday of Advent

A Special Guest For This Christmas

"John went throughout the whole region, proclaiming a baptism of repentance." (Luke 3:3

First Sunday of Advent

Anxiety

"Be vigilant at all times." (Lk 21:36)

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

Encouragement

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

The More We Give, The More We Receive

"This poor widow put in more than all others." (Mk 12:43)

Jesus Preaching in the Synagogue

Too Much Information

"For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many." (Mk 10:45)

Christ with children by Carl Heinrich Bloch

He Embraced Them and Blessed Them

"Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Mk 10:14)

Christ with children by Carl Heinrich Bloch

Not Against Us

"For whoever is not against us is for us." (Mk 9:40)

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me

Listening and Responding

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." (Mk 8:34)

Christ healing the deaf mute of Decapolis, by Bartholomeus Breenbergh, 1635

See Beyond Outward Appearances

"'Ephphatha!' (That is 'Be opened!')" (Mk 7:34)

The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord. – Psalms 15:1

The Highest Law

"The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord." (Psalms 15:1)

Households in God's Service

Households in God’s Service

"We have come to believe that you are the holy one of God." (John 6:69)

Vigésimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

Households in God’s Service

"The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." (John 6:51)

Strengthened by the Bread of Life

"Whoever eats this bread will live forever." (John 6:51)

God’s Work

“This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” (John 6:29)

Feeding the Five Thousand by Marten van Valckenborch, circa 1580

Weekly Miracle

"There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish." John 6:9

Rest in the Lord

“Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile” (Mark 6:31)

Called by God

"Jesus sent the twelve out two by two." (Mark 6:7)

Obstacles

"Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary?" (MK 6:3)

O Lord, Be My Help

"Hear, O LORD, have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper.” (PS 30:11)

John the Baptist

"I am not worthy to unfasten the sandals of his feet." (Acts 13:25)

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