Posts in category Lectionary Cycle B

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


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On the Second Confession of Saint Peter

Christ Jesus bestowed upon the Apostle Simon Peter a particular ministry, that he and all those who would succeed him as the Vicar of Christ on Earth would carry out. This reflection concerns the Second Confession of Saint Peter. Attached to that confession is the duty for Simon Peter and his successors in the Petrine Ministry to be the servant, slave, and friend of all creatures of God.

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Biblical Teaching on Consolations (The Transfiguration)

There many other things that can be said about Divine consolations, especially about the reasons why God decides to give them to us in the first place, but I believe that the most essential treatment that needs to be made here concerns how we ought to respond to them. I say that because Divine consolations will come to many us for whatever reason God deigns, but it is how we respond to them is what is most crucial to know.

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Jesus' Teaching on the Shame and Honor of Bartimaeus

We who are In Christ are all Bartimaeus. We are all sons and daughters of Honor and Reverence, and what we need to do to truly step into our calling is to throw off our old cloak – throw off those old things that belong to our life outside of Christ, because once we abandon the old, we immediately position ourselves to receive from God the new and better thing He has for us.

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Jesus' Teaching About Going 'All In'

The call of today’s Gospel Reading is clear. The choice is not as difficult as fully integrating the choice into our life, but the promise from Jesus is absolute. If we choose we leave all of our attachments to this world behind and live a life devoted to living with, in, and through Him we will have made the only wager that guarantees a big win.

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Jesus' Teaching on the Indissolubility of Marriage

What Jesus primarily does three things in His dialogue with the Pharisees in today’s Gospel Reading is: (1) Restore the true definition of marriage by reaching back to God’s original intent; (2) Restore the equality of spouses by raising the dignity of woman in marriage; and (3) By His word He promises to sustain and perfect marriage.

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Jesus' Most Definitive and Prophetic Teaching on the Holy Eucharist

“Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where He was before?” To paraphrase our Lord in the language of theology, ‘If you cannot believe in the transubstantiation of the Seder bread and wine into my Body and Blood, then you cannot believe in the Ascension of my Body either.’

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