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Echoing God’s Word

Reflections on the readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017)

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Pentecost Sunday - June 5, 2022
Acts 2:1-11 
1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13 
John 20:19-23 
Psalm 104:1,24,29-31,34 
The community is filled with the Holy Spirit. 
The Spirit creates a new body of Christ.
Jesus comes to those who fear, bringing peace.
God’s Spirit has all power.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity - June 12, 2022
Proverbs 8:22-31 
Romans 5:1-5 
John 13:31-35 
Wisdom was with God at the beginning of creation. 
Through the Spirit, God’s love has been given to us.
Jesus promises the Spirit of Truth in those who believe. 
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - June 19, 2022
Genesis 14:18-20 
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 
Luke 9:11-17 
Melchizedek, priest, offers bread and wine. 
Jesus offers his body and blood in sacrifice.
Jesus satisfies all our hungers.
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - June 26, 2022
1 Kings 19:16-21 
Galatians 5:1, 13-18 
Luke 9:51-61
God chooses Elisha to be Elijah’s successor.
Use your freedom to live in the Spirit.
Jesus teaches the cost of discipleship.
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 3, 2022
Isaiah 66:10-14 
Galatians 6:14-18 
Luke 10:1-20 
Peace for God’s people; wrath for God’s enemies.
St. Paul’s final counsel on Christian behavior.
The Mission of 70 Disciples: Satan is defeated.
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 10, 2022
Deuteronomy 30:10-14 
Colossians 1:15-20 
Luke 10:25-27
God’s law is readily accessible, within the heart.
All things were made for Christ and redeemed by him.
Love of neighbor is shown by a Samaritan outcast. 
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 17, 2022
Genesis 18:1-10 
Colossians 1:24-28 
Luke 10:38-42
Abraham offers hospitality to three divine messengers.
In Christ, all have access to the hidden God.
Jesus receives hospitality and grants discipleship.
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 24, 2022
Genesis 18:2-32 
Colossians 2:12-14 
Luke 11:1-13 
Abraham persists in prayer and is heard by God.
In baptism, we have died and been raised with Christ.
Jesus invites us to pray persistently.
Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 31, 2022
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 21-23 
Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11 
Luke 12:13-21 
How empty human life can be! 
Focus on things that are above. 
Jesus tells the parable of the “rich fool.”
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 7, 2022
Wisdom 18:6-9 
Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19 
Luke 12:32-48 
Israel took courage from God’s promises.
Faith in our salvation pleases God.
We live responsibly since Jesus comes soon.