Weekly Reflections

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Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 25, 2019

Welcome The Strange

We have become accustomed to seeing pictures in the media and stories on the news about immigrants from Latin America and refugees from Syria fleeing violence and destruction in their own countries, trying to make their way to a safe place. We have also... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 18, 2019

Listen to Jesus and the Prophets

Prophets have always had a tough row to hoe. Their words, often unwelcome, are used against them to persecute and even kill them. Such was the fate of the Old Testament prophets, and Jeremiah is a great example of this. Jesus endured opposition... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 11, 2019

Faith and Hope

Faith and hope are closely united in today’s readings. The Israelites knew when the Passover was coming, and so were not in fear, but had faith and courage, “putting into effect with one accord the divine institution.” In this we can see a... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | August 4, 2019

Using Our Time Wisely

A jar of honey lasts practically forever. The oldest jar of honey ever discovered was over five thousand years old. Honey is quite different from market-fresh produce, then; because most fruits and vegetables last only a few days, we treat them carefully... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | July 28, 2019

Asking for Help

The Beatitudes praise the poor in spirit. One characteristic of those who are poor in spirit is their ability to ask for help; they know when others can provide what they lack. Today’s readings encourage us to practice poverty in spirit by asking God for what... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | July 21, 2019

A Mindset of Service

There’s a lot of traveling, delivering, and visiting going on in our readings today. In Genesis Abraham cares for the needs of three mysterious travelers. The psalm responds, celebrating the kind of righteousness that Abraham practices. Then, in his... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | July 14, 2019

God Wants To Be Known

The Old Testament reading from Deuteronomy praises God for inscribing the commandments in our very bodies. God’s law is not distant or foreign, but a natural part of us. In his letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul echoes Moses, praising God for... Read more