Posts in category Lectionary Cycle A

These are Sunday and some weekday reflections written for the A Cycle of Catholic liturgical calendar.


Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle AUncategorized

Jesus’ Teaching on the Condition of Sin

The disciples represent a type of people and their agenda, that when they encounter suffering all they want to talk about is ‘who sinned’, ‘who lost’, and ‘who’s at fault’. Inasmuch as this was fair question, being that at that time there was a belief that sickness and disability was always the fruit of sin of the individual or their parents (Cf. Job’s Friends), Jesus’ agenda is always about truth; He’ll use this moment to broaden categories of sin and to offer healing and enlightenment.

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God’s Desires and Empowers us to be Holy

Being that it is absolutely clear in sacred Scripture that God has called us to be perfect, why do we still hear a litany of Christians saying that perfection or holiness is not possible while we are still living on earth? I believe their unscriptural excuse boils down to three reasons. There are three things we seem to misunderstand or fear about the Holy Trinity and our call to holiness.

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Jesus’ Teaching on the Benefits of Praying in Solitude

Yes, communal prayer is excellent, but if Jesus spent time with His Father in private conversation, then how much more should we? And what you will find by leaving the cares of the world behind for just a moment to enter into private conversation with God is that you will have received the supernatural grace to do far more things with Him than you would have been able to do on your own.

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