Reflections on the readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017)
(Click on the date to read the reflection)
|Seventh Sunday of Easter - May 24, 2020|
1 Peter 4:13-16
|The Church awaits the coming of the Spirit.
We suffer with or without Christ.
Christ is glorified in the faith of the disciples.
|Solemnity of Pentecost - May 31, 2020|
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
|The community is filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Spirit gives Christ a new Body.
Jesus comes to those who fear, bringing peace.
|Trinity Sunday - June 7, 2020|
|Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
|Moses prays that God will remain with him.
Live together in harmony and peace.
We will be saved by believing in Jesus Christ.
|Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - June 14, 2020|
|Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
|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 in Ordinary Time - June 21, 2020|
|Jeremiah 20:7, 10-13
| 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.
|Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - July 5, 2020|
|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 12, 2020|
|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 19, 2020|
|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 26, 2020|
|1 Kings 3:5, 7-12
|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.
|Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August, 2, 2020|
|God invites us to “come, buy and eat.”
No power can prevent God from loving us.
Jesus feeds the crowd with what the disciples offer.
|Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 9, 2020|
|1st Kings 19:9-13
|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.