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A POOR WIDOW PUT IN TWO SMALL COINS

Reflection 32nd  Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B    11th November 2018

In the passage of the Gospel of St. Mark that we are going to hear this coming Sunday, we find Jesus in the temple of Jerusalem, at the end of his journey, during which he spent a great amount of time instructing his disciples.

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"MASTER, LET ME SEE AGAIN!

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time,   Year B          28th October 2018.

I still remember the blind woman in my home town, when she would not perceive me, a young boy, quietly  coming up to sit down beside her; she was very nice with me and I enjoyed talking with her. She had so many sweet stories and experiences to tell a young boy! She was grateful for every minute I spent with her and I always left her with a sense of joy and peace.

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THE ONE THING THAT WE LACK

Reflection 28thSunday OT. Year B

Wis 7: -11; Ps 89; He 4: 12-13; Mk 10: 17-30

At the heart of the 28th Sunday Ordinary Time year B, there is a question addressed to Jesus by a person whom Matthew calls only ‘the young man’ (Mt 19: 22). For Mark (and Luke), he seems to have been an older man who asks how to inherit life. He wanted to get not any kind of life, but life forever, life to the full, eternal life (Mk 10:17). The man we encounter in the Gospel was surely a real religious man. He may be called today a ‘good church goer’. In fact, without any doubt he said that he has kept all the precepts of God (Mk 10: 20).

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JESUS IS GOOD

26th  SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

The Gospel reading of this Sunday brings us the deepening of Jesus' teaching the disciples the meaning of: "open your mind and follow me." For example, their affirmation "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he does not follow us." That is, when John and the others discovered that someone who was not part of their group was also ministering in Jesus' name.

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“WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?”

Reflection on the 24th Sunday in  Ordinary Time Year B (September 16 )

(First Reading:  Isaiah 50, 5-9; Ps 114: 1-6, 8-9; Second Reading:  James 2: 14-18; Gospel: Mark 8, 27-35)

The twenty fourth Sunday of ordinary time suggests to us the theme of the Suffering Messiah. The gospel of Mark puts at the central stage Jesus as the messiah, while it clears away all the misleading ideas about him. This Gospel is placed at the center of the Gospel of Mark when the fame of Jesus is at the peak and is the fruit of the miracles he has accomplished: the healing of a Syrophaenician woman’s daughter, the healing of a deaf and dumb man, the feeding the of crowd Mark 8, 1-10 and the healing of the blind man Mark 8, 22-26.

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"WHAT IS IT THAT GOD REALLY WANTS US TO DO TO PLEASE HIM?"

Reflection on the readings of the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

 Was the scribe  serious when he asked Jesus what was the first of all the commandments? Did he want to know the answer, or was he trying to make Jesus look bad in front everybody? There were 613 laws that Moses gave in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible.
The scribe asked a question, "Which of these 613 was the most important?"

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THE COST OF A MISSIONARY

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, World Mission Sunday.

This Sunday (21st October) we celebrate the World Mission Sunday. And today’s Gospel (Mark 10, 35 – 45) is part of the effort of Jesus to instruct and train his missionaries: “He chose 12 to be with him and to send them (cf. Mc. 3, 13-15). One day, one Mission Sunday, in a year is clearly not enough; we call the whole month of October the “Missionary Month” but also a full month is not enough. We are rightly aware of the teachings of the Popes and of the Ecumenical Council (Vatican 2) that tell us that the church is by its nature, missionary. So as long as she exists, in fact every day of our life, we are Christians, that is to say apostles, missionaries of Christ.

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MY REAL BONES … MY REAL FLESH

"THIS ONE, AT LAST, IS BONE OF MY BONES AND FLESH OF MY FLESH"

The story of Creation is a lovely story. God, in the very first place, wanted to create a living being that could share in the Trinity’s inmost characteristic, called deep  love. For all eternity the three persons in God had loved each other so intensely that they are one. Unfortunately, in the sequence of the world, God made small mistake. Yes. He created the male first. God however diminished this mistake by drawing a partner for the man. Instead of creating the partner out of the earth, the Lord God made the man fall into a deep sleep and removed a rib from the him and fashioned it  into a woman.

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WITNESSING THE KINGDOM OF GOD THROUGH SELF-EFFACING LIFESTYLE AND SELF-GIVING SERVICE

25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B REFLECTION.

  ReflexionThese Sundays we are listening to the Gospel according to Saint Mark. Those of us who are a bit familiar with this gospel can recall very well the words of our Lord Jesus, right at the beginning of his public ministry in Galilee: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near, repent, and believe in the good news” Mk 1:15. Now, when we talk of the Kingdom of God, we mean, to live in the way God expects us namely « to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mk12 :31).

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