“You have but one Father in heaven, and one master, the Christ.” Our readings this weekend go to the very heart of all the virtues – the virtue of humility. Our motivation for all that we do and say counts- and our motivation should always be to love and serve God above all else. When we
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“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” I suspect we are all intimately familiar with this lesson from Christ. After all, isn’t this
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“Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s and unto God that which is God’s!” How do we live in two realities? It is not acceptable that we simply ignore or despise the society and world we live in. We also cannot simply set God and the truth of our faith to the side. God does not
October 15 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 13 – 100th Anniversary of Fatima Miracle and Appearance of the Blessed MotherSharon Lester 2017-10-10T12:14:18+00:00
This parable of the wedding feast is the focus of this week’s readings. The king has prepared a lavish feast for his guests, but those you would expect to attend refuse to come. So he invites anyone and everyone. Of course the feast we are truly talking about here is the heavenly banquet. Those whom you
This week we hear another parable about vineyards – one which becomes violent as the tenants seize and kill the servants of the master and then the son. The message of Jesus to the religious leaders is they have misused the fruits of God’s vineyard – they have been focused on themselves and their desires rather
We have heard a great deal over the past few weeks from Jesus about reconciliation, forgiveness and mercy. This week Jesus tells us the story o the two sons – one who at first defies him but ultimately chooses to obey. The second indicates he will obey but does not. In many ways it parallels the
September 24 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23 – St. Vincent DePaul ordained a priest in 1600Sharon Lester 2017-09-19T12:38:10+00:00
“These last ones worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us, who bore the day’s burden and the heat.” It is easy to feel the injustice of favoritism shown to those who do not deserve it – haven’t earned it. Why should the laborers who have yet to do any real work
Our readings this week continue the theme of reconciliation and healing wounds. The responsorial psalm captures the essence of the twin concepts expressed throughout the readings. “The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.” We must let go of our anger and forgive those who have wronged us. This is where