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Weekly Reflections

Seeing with the Eyes of God

"Keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ"1 Timothy 6:14

What is the Meaning of Life?

"God ... wills everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth."1 Timothy 2:4

To Love is to Please God

"Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep." Luke 15:6

Characteristics of the Disciple of Christ

"Fill us at daybreak with your kindness, that we may shout for joy and gladness all our days." (Psalm 90:14)

Accept Limitations, Poverty and Differences

"When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind" Luke 14:13

We Reap what we Sow

"People will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God."Luke 13:29

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)

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