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Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

October 31 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 13:22-30 Reflection: What does the image of a door say to us about the kingdom of God? Jesus' story about the door being shut to those who come too late suggests they had offended their host and deserved to be […]

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Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

October 30 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 13:18-21 Reflection: What can mustard seeds teach us about the kingdom of God? The tiny mustard seed literally grew to be a tree which attracted numerous birds because they loved the little black mustard seed it produced. God's kingdom works […]

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Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

October 29 – Monday Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 13:10-17 Reflection:   This healing story sums up, in a way, the whole of Jesus' message. Jesus wants us to have life in its fullness, and sets out to free us from everything that holds us captive. This means sickness, […]

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 28 – Sunday Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Gospel: MK 10:46-52 Reflection: Without his cloak the blind man could be even more lost – he would lose protection from the elements. It was one of his most essential possessions. In going to Jesus, he let it go. In prayer there is much letting-go. […]

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Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 27 – Saturday Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 13:1-9 Reflection: What can a calamity, such as a political blood-bath or a natural disaster, teach us about God's kingdom and the consequences of wrong-doing and turning away from God? The second incident which Jesus addressed was a natural disaster, […]

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Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 26 – Friday Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 12:54-59 Reflection: How good are you at reading warning signs? Jesus expects his disciples to accurately read the signs of the times! Seafarers and farmers know the importance of spotting weather conditions for safe travel and planting. A lot of […]

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Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 25 – Thursday Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 12:49-53 Reflection: Do you want to be on fire for God? Jesus shocked his disciples when he declared that he would cast fire and cause division rather than peace upon the earth. What kind of fire did Jesus have in […]

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Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 24 – Wednesday Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 12:39-48 Reflection: What lesson can we draw from Jesus' parable about a thief in the night and the parable of the rich master who returns unexpectedly to reward or dismiss his servants for how they have served his estate while […]

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Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 23 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 12:35-38 Reflection: If the Lord Jesus knocked on your door today would you be ready and eager to receive him? He wants us to be prepared for his coming – today, tomorrow, at the hour of our departure from this […]

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Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

October 22 – Monday Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Gospel: LK 12:13-21 Reflection: Have you ever tried to settle a money dispute or an inheritance issue? Inheritance disputes are rarely ever easy to resolve, especially when the relatives or close associates of the deceased benefactor cannot agree on who should get […]

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