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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 (1932-2017).

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time - November 5, 2017
Malachi 1:14 - 2:2,8-10    
1 Thessalonians 2:7-9,13
Matthew 23:1-12
God will curse those leaders who are unfaithful.
Paul gave of himself as well as the Gospel message.
Religious leaders must practice what they preach.
Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time - November 12, 2017
Wisdom 6:12-16
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 
Matthew 25:1-13
Wisdom is found by those who look for it.
God will bring the living and dead to life in Christ.
The Bridegroom comes! Go out to meet him!
Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time - November 19, 2017
Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20, 30-31 
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
Matthew 25:14-30
A worthy wife is a great treasure.
The Day of the Lord is coming.
We are responsible for the gifts given.
Solemnity of Christ the King - November 26, 2017
Ezekiel 34:11-17
1 Corinthians 15:20-28  
Matthew 25:31-46
He will judge between one sheep and another.
He will hand over the Kingdom to his Father.
He will judge those who have not served others.
First Sunday of Advent - December 3, 2017
Isaiah 63:16-17; 64:1-8
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37
A Call Upon God to Come Down Again to Save.
We Are Gifted By Christ As We Await His Coming.
We Need To Be Alert To The Coming Of The Lord.
Second Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2017
Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11
2 Peter 3:8-14
Mark 1:1-8
God comes with power and gentleness.
We live godly lives and hasten the day of God's coming.
John comes as God's messenger. Another comes with fire!
Third Sunday of Advent - December 17, 2017
Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11  
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24  
John 1:6-8, 19-28
God's year of favor is here. All nations will come.
Believers must be faithful.
The Baptist brings light into the darkness.
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 24, 2017
2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-11,16
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38
God will build an eternal kingdom for David.
What was a mystery for ages is now revealed.
The Word of God comes to Mary.