Reflections on the readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017)
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|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.
|Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15, 2020|
1 Corinthians 15:20-27
|A woman clothed with the sun.
Christ, the first to rise
He has raised up the lowly.
|Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 16, 2020|
|Isaiah 56:1, 6-7
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
|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 23, 2020|
|Isaiah 22:15, 19-23
|God warns those who are unfaithful leaders.
Paul breaks out in praise and worship.
Peter confess the faith of the Church.
|Twenty-Second Sunday of Oridnary Time - August 30, 2020|
|God’s word is like a fire within me.
Dedicate yourselves to God's will even in your bodies.
God’s will comes before self-will.
|Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 6, 2020|
|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 13, 2020|
|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.