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Father and fondler of heart he has wrung

Father and fondler of heart he has wrung
 To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Job 7:1-4, 6-7] Sometimes, do you feel like Job in this reading? Can you have faith in God, even if you don't understand why people suffer? Second Reading [1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-2...
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WHAT DO I WANT TO WANT?

WHAT DO I WANT TO WANT?
To prepare for Sunday Mass it is a good idea to read and give thought to the readings in your missal or Bible. Here are some questions to ponder. First Reading [Deuteronomy 18:15-20] Does God raise ordinary people from our midst to become prophets? Is there a cause for which you might become a prophet? Second Reading [1 Corinthians 7:32-35] "I shou...
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Jesus In A Nutshell: A Reflection For The 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time, By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

Jesus In A Nutshell: A Reflection For The 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time, By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings Brothers and Sisters. My theme for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 'Jesus in a nutshell' because find in just a few sentences St. Mark describes how He laid down the foundations for His establishing the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. We are told Jesus, commonly known as the 'Carpenter's Son' went from Nazareth to Galilee. "There He pro...
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Chosen By Christ: A Reflection On The Gospel For 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time (Cycle B), By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ

Chosen By Christ: A Reflection On The Gospel For 3rd Sunday In Ordinary Time (Cycle B), By Fr. Michael Barrow, SJ
​CHOSEN BY CHRISTI don't think Jesus would have taken to Twitter, where the aim seems to be to get as many "likes" as you can. Jesus made it clear to his disciples, "You did not choose me – I chose you." That explains why people found that, unlike others, Jesus spoke with authority. The rabbis and other religious leaders did not choose their discip...
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COME AND SEE: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow

COME AND SEE: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow
​To say that you are called can have two quite different meanings. If someone says "What are you going to call the baby?" obviously, they mean what name you are going to give the child, but if they say, "Quick, call the children", the calling then is asking them to come. When I say that Christ is calling me, it has both meanings; he calls me person...
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