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Gospel reflection

October 10, 2010: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves…

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October 3, 2010: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The followers of Jesus said to him, “Increase our faith!” And Jesus said, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this sycamore, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:5-6) Faith is a very important virtue, especially when it comes…

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September 26, 2010: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table; moreover the dogs came and…

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September 19, 2010: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. … You cannot serve God and worldly possessions.” (Luke 16:10, 13) Today’s gospel is from the 16th chapter of St. Luke. Above are only a few verses from the longer…

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September 12, 2010: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

People who were ordinarily shunned were all drawing near to hear Jesus. Some of the religious leaders murmured, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So Jesus told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the…

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September 5, 2010: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

I, Paul, an ambassador and now a prisoner also for Christ Jesus, appeal to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become in my imprisonment. I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart … Perhaps this is why he was parted from you for awhile, that you might have him…

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Aug. 29, 2010: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. (Luke 14:11) This passage is taken from a longer reading in the 14th chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel. Jesus gives examples of what it means to humble ourselves. We live in a world where being humble is not popular….

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Aug. 22, 2010: 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

“My child, do not regard lightly the discipline of God, nor lose courage when you are punished by God. For it is the one who is loved that God disciplines, and every child whom God receives is chastised.” Endure trials for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as children; for what child is…

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Aug. 15, 2010: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you…

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Aug. 8, 2010: 19 Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said to his companions: “Fear not, little flock, for it is God’s good pleasure to open to you the reign of God. Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth…

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Aug. 1, 2010: 18 Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus told this parable. “The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, ‘What should I do for I have no place to store my crops?’ Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain…

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July 25, 2010: 17 Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray. Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final…

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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.