Category Archives: “Speak to Me Lord”

Sunday Scripture readings, Sept. 3, 2017: Jesus lets Peter have it

“Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly. … Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him, ‘God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you'” (Mt 16:21-22). It has often been pointed out that Peter’s response to Jesus is self-contradictory. He calls Jesus “Lord” but tells him what to do. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 27, 2017: Our one foundation

      Surveys and opinion polls are part of everyday life. And while we may or may not agree with their results, one thing is certain — when a survey or poll is taken, people have diverse and even contradictory views about the same issue, event or public figure. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 20, 2017: Meeting the God you cannot understand

      God is mysterious, no question about that. Today’s readings provide ample evidence. “My salvation is about to come, my justice, about to be revealed,” God says (Is 56:1). Looking around at a nation and world filled with the opposite of his justice, we may wonder what that “about to” means. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 13, 2017: God speaks in silence

      Amid the noise and busyness of each day moments of silence are sacred spaces in which God speaks his love, mercy and wisdom. We grow in friendship with God in times of silence, however brief and fleeting. Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, Aug. 6, 2017: A distant feast?

You don’t have to work to discover the message of today’s Gospel. Jesus of Nazareth is the Son of God, Lord of all. And the implications are made as explicit as possible: Listen to him! Do what he says! Continue reading

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Sunday Scripture readings, July 30, 2017: “Speak to me Lord”

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time       Cycle A Readings       1) 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12       Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130       2) Romans 8:28-30       Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52 or 13:44-46   By Jem Sullivan Catholic News Service God … Continue reading

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