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Echoing God’s Word

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau.

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - June 18, 2017
Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
John 6:51-59
The Lord feeds his people with manna.
We are made one with God and with one another.
Eat and drink for everlasting life.
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time - June 25, 2017
Jeremiah 20:7, 10-13
Romans 5:12-15
Matthew 10:26-33
He suffered for his faithfulness to the message.
The gift of God far surpasses the offense of people.
Our fears are baseless because God loves us.
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 2, 2017
2 Kings 4:9-11, 14-16a
Romans 6:3-4,8-11
Matthew 10:37-42
A reflection is unavailable for this day.
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 9, 2017
Zechariah 9:9-10
Romans 8:9,11-13
Matthew 11:25-30
Our King is a gentle and humble ruler.
Let us live by the Spirit within us.
Jesus offers rest from all burdens.
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 16, 2017
Isaiah 55:10-11  
Romans 8:18-23     
Matthew 13:1-23
God’s word holds power and effectiveness.
God will turn our struggles and pain into glory.
God’s word will bear fruit if we welcome it.
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 23, 2017
Wisdom 12:13-19
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-43
God does not exclude any nation from his love.
The Holy Spirit speaks to God from within us.
God allows the weeds to stay until harvest time.
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 30, 2017
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12
Romans 8:28-30     
Matthew 13:44-52
God is pleased that Solomon asks for wisdom
God will not default on plans of salvation.
The kingdom of heaven is worth more than all else.
Feast of The Transfiguration of the Lord - August 6, 2017
Daniel 7:9-10,13-14
2 Peter 1:16-19
Matthew 17:1-9
A reflection is unavailable for this day.
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 13, 2017
1st Kings 19:9-13
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:22-33  
God grants strength to Elijah in the silence of prayer.
Paul suffers with the fact that Israel does not believe.
Jesus holds Peter when Peter falters in the storm.
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 20, 2017
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7  
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
God will welcome even those beyond Israel.
Separation from God for Israel is not permanent
A bold Canaanite woman also receives mercy.
Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 27, 2017
Isaiah 22:15, 19-23  
Romans 11:33-36    
Matthew 16:13-20
God warns those who are unfaithful leaders.
Paul breaks out in praise and worship.
Peter confesses the faith of the Church.
Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 3, 2017
Jeremiah 20:7-9
Romans 12:1-2
Matthew 16:21-27
God's word is like a fire within me.
God's Dedicate yourselves to God's will, even in your bodies.
God's will comes before self-will
Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 10, 2017
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20
You are responsible for warning the wicked.
Love is the fulfillment of the law.
You are responsible for warning your brother and sister
Twenty-fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 17, 2017
Sirach 27:30 - 28:7
Romans 14:7-9
Matthew 18:21-35
Forgive your neighbor so you can be forgiven.
Whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Forgive in order to be forgiven by God.