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Sunday Soundbite for November 27, 2022
Nov 27, 2022
The Scripture readings for this first Sunday in Advent urge us to wake up to what is happening here and now. We must be prepared, focused on making our hearts ready to receive God at every moment.
Sunday Soundbite for November 20, 2022
Nov 20, 2022
Jesus' heavenly reign is populated by those who seek it in humility: by those who imitate their crucified King in love, forgiveness, and reconciliation, even as he hangs on the cross.
Sunday Soundbite for November 13, 2022
Nov 13, 2022
The purpose of Jesus' words in today's Gospel was reassurance. Jesus wanted his followers to draw strength from his continuing presence with them.
Sunday Soundbite for November 6, 2022
Nov 6, 2022
As Christians, the new life Jesus gives is the ultimate answer to all our questions. We need only make our act of faith in he who died and rose for us.
Sunday Soundbite for October 30, 2022
Oct 30, 2022
God is at work in the most unlikely of ways, and in people we may least expect to change. Repentance like that was—and is—the mission of Jesus.
Sunday Soundbite for October 23, 2022
Oct 23, 2022
Today’s Gospel continues a series of Gospel reflections on prayer. Coming before the Lord with our need, our sinfulness, our openness to God must be the starting point for our prayer.
Sunday Soundbite for October 16, 2022
Oct 16, 2022
We may seem powerless before all that is unjust in our world. We may get discouraged and lose heart. But Jesus’ parable today encourages not to.
Sunday Soundbite for October 9, 2022
Oct 9, 2022
The Gospel of Luke would have us heed the words of Jesus: The Kingdom is in our midst, but we truly appreciate it only if we walk with Christ in his suffering and death.
Sunday Soundbite for October 2, 2022
Oct 2, 2022
Through giving ourselves to the Lord we can find ourselves doing great things with the Spirit’s help. Look at your own life today and see if you agree!
Sunday Soundbite for September 25, 2022
Sep 25, 2022
The figure of Abraham here in Luke’s Gospel helps us understand how it’s not riches in themselves that are bad; it’s how they’re used.