Reflections on the readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau (1932-2017)
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|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.
|Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 20, 2020|
|God is near and rich in forgiveness.
For me to live is Christ.
God is generous beyond measure.
|Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time - September 27, 2020|
|Repentance does have an effect on us.
Christ humbled himself to become one of us.
Jesus promises that repentance makes a difference.
|Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 4, 2020|
Matthew 21: 33-43
|What more could God have done for his people?
Worry or anxiety does no good for the Church.
Jesus speaks of a new vineyard of farmers.
|Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 11, 2020|
Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
|The Lord will prepare a feast for everyone.
He strengthens us to do all things.
Invite to the wedding whomever you find.
|Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 18, 2020|
1 Thessalonians 1:1-5
|Cyrus does not know he is an agent of God.
Paul knows about their faith, hope, and love.
Responsibilities to God and to the world.
|Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time - October 25, 2020|
1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
|God will defend those who have no one.
Serve God and await his Son.
Love your God and love your neighbor.
|All Saints' Day - November 1, 2020|
1 John 3:1-3
|Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - November 8, 2020|
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
|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 15, 2020|
|Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
|A worthy wife is a great treasure.
The Day of the Lord is coming.
We are responsible for the gifts given.
|Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe - November 22, 2020|
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
|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.