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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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Twelth Sunday of Ordinary Time - June 20, 2021
Job 38: 1, 8-11 
2 Corinthians 5:14-17 
Mark 4:35-41 
Psalm 107: 23-36, 28-31 
Even the waves of the sea are subject to God.
Created anew in Christ we need to live in love.
Jesus has the power to calm the storm.
God is present to save us. 
Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time -  June 27, 2021
Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 
2 Corinthians 8:7, 9, 13-15 
Mark 5:21-43 
Psalm 30: 2, 4-6, 11-13 
How come there is evil in God’s world? 
Our stewardship model is Christ. 
Jesus has power over life and death.
God hears the cry of those in need. 
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 4, 2021
Ezekiel 2:2-5 
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 
Mark 6:1-6
Let us not be obstinate of heart.
In our weakness only God is powerful
Jesus is rejected even by his own.
Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 11, 2021
Amos 7:12-15 
Ephesians 1:3-14 
Mark 6:7-13
The prophet is called by God, not by Israel’s rulers.
God chose us to share with Christ in redemption.
Jesus sends the Twelve to share in his ministry.
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 18, 2021
Jeremiah 23:1-6 
Ephesians 2:13-18 
Mark 6:30-34 
Psalm 23 
God will gather people as shepherds gather their sheep.
In Christ, Jews and Gentiles are reconciled in peace.
People with no leader find one in the Good Shepherd.
God is faithful as our Shepherd. 
Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 25, 2021
2 Kings 4:42-44 
Ephesians 4:1-6 
John 6:1-15 
Psalm: 145
Give it to the people and let them eat.
There is one body and one spirit.
There is a boy here with five barley loves and two fish.
You open your hand to feed us, Lord.
Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 1, 2021
Exodus: 16:2-4,12-15 
Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 
John 6:24-35 
Psalm 78:3-4,23-25,54
God feeds the people with quail and manna. 
Put away the old ways now that you are in Christ.
Jesus is the Bread of Life.
God has always provided for the people.
Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 8, 2021
1 Kings 19:4-8 
Ephesians 4:30-5:2 
John 6:41-51 
Elijah is strengthened by God’s food.
Walk in Love, just as Christ did.
Christ is the Living Bread that came from heaven. 
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15, 2021
Revelation 11:19-12:1-6,10 
1 Corinthians 15:20-27 
Luke 1:39-56 
A woman clothed with the sun.
Christ, the first to rise
He has raised up the lowly. 
Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 22, 2021
Joshua 24: 1-2, 15-18 
Ephesians 5:21-32 
John 6:60-69 
We will serve the Lord who is our God
Marriage is a great “mystery.”
Jesus alone has the words of eternal life.
Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time - August 29, 2021
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 
James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 
Keep God’s word; add nothing to it.
Do the word you speak
God’s commandments come before all others.