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Weekly Reflections

Everything Human is Critical

"Jesus endured the Cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God."Hebrews 12:2

Let Us Meditate with Jesus

"Be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding." (LK 12:35)

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

Live the Values of Heaven

"Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one's life does not consist of possessions." (LK 12:15)

If You Listen to God, He Will Also Hear You

"And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (LK 11:9)

Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy, 1872

And You, How Do You Decide?

"Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me." (LK 10:40)

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

Only God Can Fill the Heart

"You made us for yourself, Lord, and our hearts will be restless until they rest in you." St. Augustine

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

The Kingdom of God is at Hand

"Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven." (LK 10:20)

Fox

Be Ready

"Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head." (LK 9:58)

Hands of priest holding up the Eucharist

Give Them Some Food Yourselves

"Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, Jesus said the blessing over them, broke them and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd." (LK 9:16)

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

Look with Eyes of Faith

"O Lord our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!" (PS 8:2)

Mary and the Apostles gathered at Pentecost

Variety of Gifts

"Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained." (JN 20:22-23)

Witnesses

"Let the one who thirst come forward, and the one who wants it receive the gift of life-giving water." (REVELATION 22:17)

What is Essential?

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you." John 14:27

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

All Things New

"I, John, saw a new Heaven and a new Earth." (REV 21:1)

Good Shepherd

White Robes

"My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me." (JN 10:27)

Repeated Questions

"Jesus said to Simon Peter, 'Simon, Son of John, do you love me more than these?'" (JN 21:15)

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, Hendrickter Brugghen, c. 1622

Primary Dimensions

"Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, 'Peace be with you.'" (JN 20:19)

Cornelius the centurion kneeling in front of St. Peter

Both Peter and Cornelius

"On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb." (JN 20:1)

Palm Sunday

"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord." (LK 19:38)

Welcome Home

"I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son.'" (LK 15:18-19)

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