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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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Feast of the Baptism of the Lord - January 9, 2022
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 
Acts 10:34-38 
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 
God’s servant will bring sight to the blind. 
God has anointed Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah and Lord. 
Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 16, 2022
Isaiah 62:1-5 
1 Corinthians 12:4-11 
John 2:1-12 
Psalm 96:1-3,7-10
God weds his people as a young man marries a virgin. 
The Holy Spirit is the source of all gifts in the Church. 
The age of the Messiah has come: Wine flows in abundance!
Praise God for his gracious love. 
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 23, 2022
Nehemiah 8:2-10 
1 Corinthians 12:12-30 
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 
Psalm 19:8-10,15 
We hear the word of God and promise to be faithful.
The many members are one in the body of Christ.
Jesus assumes the role assigned for the Messiah.
God’s word gives spirit and life. 
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - January 30, 2022
Jeremiah 1:4-5,17-19 
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 
Luke 4:21-30 
Psalm 71:1-6, 15-17 
A prophet facing rejection still must speak the truth. 
The greatest of the gifts is love.
Does God abandon those who reject prophets and now Jesus? 
Those who trust in God will not be disappointed. 
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 6, 2022
Isaiah 6:1-8  
Psalm 138:1-8 
1 Corinthians 15:1-11 
Luke 5:1-11 
The Lord chooses Isaiah to be prophet.
Men and women join the angels in praising the Lord. 
The preaching of Paul is the foundation of our belief. 
Jesus chooses the apostles who will call other disciples
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 13, 2022
Jeremiah 17:5-8  
Psalm 1:1-6 
1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20 
Luke 6:17,20-26 
Curses or blessings: depending on whom you trust. 
Blessed and prosperous the ones who trust in the Lord. 
If Christ is not alive, why do we believe?
Blessings and woes: not just beatitudes. 
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - February 20, 2022 - Relfection not available