28th Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Martina Ricca

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“Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him...”  After reflecting over this Sunday’s readings, this verse struck me more and more each time.  We know that the Bible’s details are intentional and precise.  The story told to us is written exactly how we are to hear it.  It is no coincidence that Mark remembers this encounter this way.  Jesus first saw this man.  He looked at him with eyes of grace, patience, mercy, and compassion.  Jesus loved this man.  He loved him in his humility, in his confusion, and even in his reluctance.  Then, Jesus spoke to him.  He taught him through

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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Lori Howard

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Today’s first reading begins, “The Lord God said: ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.’” Following the last 18 months of Covid restrictions and isolation, these words speak to me. It is very hard to be alone. There are few things as difficult for a person to bear as loneliness. God created us to be communal beings, to live with and for one another. But modern life can be atomizing. Technology has enabled us to live our life with few interactions with other living beings. And the modern world makes living in isolation much more commonplace than it was in the past.

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26th Sunday in Ordinary Time reflection by Kelly Deehan

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Have you ever prayed “The Litany of Humility”?  It is one that I aspire to to pray often, but struggle with my follow through. So much of it I find difficult to pray. I feel myself spitting out these words, as if they are a sour taste in my mouth (even though they are good for me).
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