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Weekly Reflections

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)

"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)

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