Posts in category Lectionary Cycle C

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


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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Jesus’ Teaching on Preparing Ourselves Against the Coming of Satan

Satan is out to kill, steal, and destroy humanity one person at a time, but to kill and destroy us he must steal himself into our life; that is, he must first work himself into our home, and once he is in there his prime objective becomes to kill and destroy us. Do not be deceived or negligent in remembering this fact!

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Jesus’ Teaching on Living in Active Gratitude

The First reading (2 Kings 5:14-17) and the Gospel Reading (Luke 17:11-19) at today’s Mass for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time share four common points. The Samaritan leper in the Gospel reading today offers us some practical helps to overcome those things that obstruct the way of living in active gratitude to God. Living in active gratitude of what God has done, is doing, and desires to do is the best way to always be in a position to cheerfully give Jesus away to others. Indeed, this is our Baptismal calling, and the special call for today’s Mass.

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Sainthood is a Decision

In the context of our present life, we have to make sure that we too are resolutely determined to become saints, because the saints are those in Heaven. To desire something less than sainthood is to desire eternity in Hell. We have to be committed to not letting any obstacle stand in our way of sainthood. We cannot allow the hate and machinations of people stand in our way of holiness. We cannot allow closed doors, closed ears, closed hearts, or closed minds prevent us from the goal of eternal life with God.

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Biblical Teachings Against the Evils of Self-Complacency

There are three progressive degrees of self-complacency in the Spiritual Life. The first degree is directed towards self, the second towards neighbor, and the third towards God. The call of today’s Mass is for us to embrace of attitude of St. Augustine who wrote in his Confessions, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee, O Lord.”

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