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Gospel reflection

August 7, 2011: 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Matthew 14:26-27) “Do not be afraid.” Jesus says that many times in the gospels. Things…

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July 31, 2011: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said…

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July 24, 2011: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Matthew 13:44) Here is another parable. This time it’s about a hidden treasure in a field. A person who appreciates the kingdom…

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July 17, 2011: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus told this parable, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests…

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February 20, 2011: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus taught the people, saying: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you…” (Matthew 5:33-34) Jesus’ teachings are difficult indeed. Loving those who would hurt us is very challenging. Loving a bully,…

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February 13, 2011: 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are they whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of God. Blessed are they who keep God’s law, who seek God with all their heart. (Psalm 119:1-2) Usually we look at the gospel for Sunday. Today you are invited to consider Psalm 119. The passage above is very short. However, Psalm 119…

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February 6, 2011: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his disciples, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let you light so shine before others, that they…

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January 30, 2011: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Blessed are the poor in spirit…those who mourn…the meek…those who hunger and thirst for justice…the merciful…the pure in heart…the peacemakers…the persecuted…” (Matthew 5:1-12) I’m sure you recognize the Beatitudes in this passage from St. Matthew’s gospel. When Jesus gave this Sermon on the Mount, he said that people who face challenges in life are blessed….

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January 23, 2011: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

As Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they made their living by fishing. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.” Immediately they left their nets and…

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January 16, 2011: 2nd Sundy in Ordinary Time

John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one of whom I said, ‘After me comes one who ranks before me, for that one was before me. … I came baptizing with water, that the Christ might be revealed…

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January 9, 2011: The Baptism of the Lord

Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John to be baptized by him. …When Jesus was baptized, he went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him; and lo, a voice from heaven saying, “This is…

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January 2, 2011: The Epiphany of the Lord

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of God has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Most High will arise upon you, and the glory of God will be seen upon you. Nations shall come to your light, and rulers to…

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Sister Mary Beth is a general officer on the leadership team of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. She has previously served as an elementary school teacher, pastoral minister and director of novices.