Category Archives: Lectionary Reflection

Lectionary reflection for Nov. 11, 2012: Giving beyond what we owe.

Lectionary Readings: 1 Kings 17:10-16. A widow of Zarephath is willing to share her last food with Elijah and is rewarded with a continuous supply till the drought ended. Heb 9:24-28. Christ has entered into the heavenly sanctuary to appear before God … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection for October 21, 2012: The Suffering Servant

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 53:10-11. “Through his suffering my servant shall justify many and their guilt he shall bear.” Hebrews 4:14-16. Jesus, our high priest, is one who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses, as he has experienced all our … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection for October 14, 2012: The Wisdom of the Gospel

Lectionary Reflection: Wisdom 7:7-11. I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me, and in her company all good things. Hebrews 4:12-13. God’s word is sharper than any two-edged sword. It judges the thoughts of the heart. Nothing is … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection for October 7, 2012: Celebrating One Human Family

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Lectionary Readings: Gen 2:18-24. The creation of man and woman, their vocation to become two in one flesh and to be suitable partners for each other. Heb 2:9-11. Jesus is perfected through suffering and tastes death for all. So, he … Continue reading

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Lectionary Reflection for September 30th 2012: The Mark of Religious Leadership

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Lectionary Readings: Numbers 11:25-29. Moses is pleased that the Spirit of prophecy is shared with those not immediately present in the first ordination of elders. He reprimands his jealous aide Joshua. James 5:1-6. Hard words against the wealthy who abused … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: “…The Wisdom to know the Difference”

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Lectionary Readings: (taken from the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller) 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12. Solomon prays: Give your servant an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. Romans 8:28-30. God makes all things work together … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: The Good and Bad Wolf

Lectionary Readings: (Taken from the Biblical meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller) Wisdom 12:13, 16-19. Through God is the master of all power, he judges with clemency. He taught us that justice must be associated with kindness so that there is … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Comprehending the Incomprehensible

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Lectionary Readings: (Taken from the biblical meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Isaiah 55:10-11. God’s word comes mysteriously and gently from above, yet powerfully achieves its effect with us. Romans 8: 18-23. The earth groans in travail, awaiting the revelation … Continue reading

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Fourtheenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Burdened and Liberated

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Lectionary Readings (Taken from the Biblical Meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller) Zechariah 9:9-10. Your king comes, a just savior, to proclaim peace to all nations. Romans 8:9, 11-13. The Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in us to … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday: Authentic Unity through Peace

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Lectionary Readings: (taken for the meditations of Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP) Acts 2:1-11. The awesome descent of the Spirit, so that all are caught up in wonder and hear the marvels of God spoken in their own tongues. 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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