Posts in category Reflections on Mass Readings

This is the parent category to reflections written for the Sunday and some weekday Masses for all three liturgical years.

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Jesus’ Teaching on Knowing What to Pray For

What I’ve learned in life is that if I want peace, then I ought to pray for God to grant peace to others as well as to myself. If you want more joy in your life, then pray for God to increase other’s joy as well as your own. If you make your prayer life inclusive of the needs of others as well, what you’ll discover is what you’ve asked God to give to those whom you prayed for will all be given to you.

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Jesus’ Teaching on Minding Your Own Business

There are two things in this life that are spiritually unhealthy; the first thing is meddling in God’s business; the second is meddling in Satan’s business. The latter will frustrated you, while the former will possess you. The best place to be is minding the business that God has given you to mind – tending to the things that God has given you to tend to.

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A Fresh Perspective on God’s Obsession with Food & Wine

Therefore, being that Exodus 12:24 is a Permanent Law – a Perpetual Command, if Jesus doesn’t fulfill it – if it is not part of His body of work according this His statement in Matthew 5:17, that He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it, then He not the Messiah or Lord; rather, He is a liar, a lunatic, and a sadist.

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An actual manger (feeding trough) recovered at Meggido from approximately the time of Jesus. It is likely that the manger in which baby Jesus was placed was very similar to this one.
Lectionary Cycle BReflections on Mass Readings

Christ Jesus is the Divine Word and Food of God

The one thing that continues to intrigue me about John 6 is how deeply intricate it is with our understanding that throughout sacred Scripture the Word of God has always been thought of as food – as something edible. The implications of that understanding takes on an even more profound meeting in the New Covenant when we discover that the Word of God is actually a person,

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