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Weekly Reflections

Share the Burden

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

"And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward." (MT 10:42)

Christian Hospitality

"And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward." (MT 10:42)

Flock of birds inflight

Enthusiasm and Grammar

"So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." (MT 10:31)

Corpus Christi Procession

Food from Heaven

The Body and Blood of Christ “The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.” 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 God sustained the people of Israel for forty years in the desert with manna sent down from heaven, and Moses doesn’t want them to forget it. God brought forth water from stone for them to drink, and Moses doesn’t want them to forget this, either. And Moses tells them—twice—that the food that God sent was a food that neither they nor their ancestors before them […]

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

Grace and Eternal Life

"Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you." (2 CO 13:11)

Mary and the Apostles gathered at Pentecost

The Richness of the Spirit

"Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them." (Acts 2:3-4)

The Ascension of the Lord

“Pushed” Out On Mission

“Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.” (ACTS 1:11)

The Reason for Our Hope

Jesus said: "If you love me, you will keep my commandments". (JN 14:15)

Vocation

Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (JN 14:6)

Good Shepherd

In Need of a Shepherd

"The shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out." (JN 10:3)

God’s Plan

"Then the two recounted what had taken place on the way and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread." LK 24:35

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

Get Real!

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

Resurrection of Jesus

Seeds of Faith

"He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee." MT 28:7

Palm fronds

Hosanna!

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! MT 21:9

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

Light

"Jesus said, 'I came to this world for judgement, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.'" (JN 9:39)

Christ and the Woman of Samaria, Paolo Veronese

Change

"A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, 'Give me a drink.'" (JN 4:7)

The Transfiguration, 1480 by Bellini, Giovanni

Change

"From the cloud came a voice that said, 'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.'" (MT 17:5)

Christ in the Wilderness by Ivan Kramskoy, 1872

Strength Against Temptation

"Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil." (MT 4:1)

Foolishness

"Love your enemies, that you be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes the sun rise on the bad and the good." (MT 5:44-45)

Choice

"Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place." (MT 5:18)

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