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Sunday Soundbite for September 22, 2019

Those who would be disciples may have to use money for the sake of the Kingdom, but they must never be controlled by it. The Kingdom must be our priority.

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Sunday Soundbite for September 15, 2019

Perhaps there were Christians in Luke's communities who'd been disloyal in times of persecution or sinned in other ways. Like the older brother in today's Gospel, the faithful ones may have resented the reconciliation of these wayward members.

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Sunday Soundbite for September 8, 2019

In today's Gospel Jesus cautions his audience about the cost of discipleship. He will embrace his cross completely, giving his all. As his followers we must do the same.

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Sunday Soundbite for September 1, 2019

The Lord challenges his listeners to allow others to take the seats of honor. How welcoming are we to those who are different in status or wealth?

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Sunday Soundbite for August 25, 2019

The Kingdom of God will include unexpected challenges. The people who will be welcomed to the table might surprise you.

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Sunday Soundbite for August 18, 2019

To preach the gospel will sometimes mean placing ourselves in opposition to prevailing opinion, and even in opposition to values held by our families and friends.

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Sunday Soundbite for August 11, 2019

Today's Gospel is about preparedness and having our priorities straight. St. Luke wanted his community to hear Jesus' stern words about being prepared for the Master's return.

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Sunday Soundbite for August 4, 2019

Jesus teaches that those who rely solely on material goods are storing up treasures that will not last. It's being "rich in what matters to God" that is true wealth in the Kingdom.

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Sunday Soundbite for July 28, 2019

If we think of God as a loving friend or a kind parent then prayer will come a bit easier. God is ready to give us our daily bread and more if only we ask.

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Sunday Soundbite for July 21, 2019

In our parishes, neighborhoods, and cities we need both dimensions of Christian hospitality: actively serving while truly listening and seeking to understand.

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