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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.

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 13, 2017
1st Kings 19:9-13
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:22-33  
 
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.
Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 20, 2017
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7  
Romans 11:13-15, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
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 27, 2017
Isaiah 22:15, 19-23  
Romans 11:33-36    
Matthew 16:13-20
God warns those who are unfaithful leaders.
Paul breaks out in praise and worship.
Peter confesses the faith of the Church.
Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 3, 2017
Jeremiah 20:7-9
Romans 12:1-2
Matthew 16:21-27
God's word is like a fire within me.
God's Dedicate yourselves to God's will, even in your bodies.
God's will comes before self-will
Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 10, 2017
Ezekiel 33:7-9
Romans 13:8-10
Matthew 18:15-20
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 17, 2017
Sirach 27:30 - 28:7
Romans 14:7-9
Matthew 18:21-35
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.