3rd Sunday (1/24/21) Cycle-B
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3rd Sunday (1/24/21) Cycle-B

Mark 1:14-20 Jesus declares that time is “fulfilled”. God’s Kingdom stands at the threshold of earthly time and it makes sense to devote ourselves to this reality. To do this, God gracious equips us with grace; that is, His very power. https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/3rd+Sunday+B.m4a DISCIPLES FOLLOW JESUS 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time [B] Beginning this Sunday, the...

January 19, 2021January 19, 2021by
2nd Sunday (1/17/21) Cycle-B
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2nd Sunday (1/17/21) Cycle-B

John 1:35-42 The Gospel Reading scene immediately follows the story of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus’ public ministry now is underway. Notice carefully that Jesus does not issue a call for followers, but some purse Jesus because of the witness given by John the Baptist. If we are to become an intentional disciple, we must follow Jesus....

January 14, 2021January 19, 2021by
Advent 4th Sunday (12/20/20) Cycle-B
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Advent 4th Sunday (12/20/20) Cycle-B

Although Advent soon gives way to the splendor of Christmas, how different would it be if we dared to live our lives as a continuous advent? That is, approaching each day as the day we will be with God forever. Our daily task remains the same: finding Jesus in this life and remaining beside Him...

December 14, 2020December 14, 2020by
Advent 3rd Sunday (12/13/20) Cycle-B
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Advent 3rd Sunday (12/13/20) Cycle-B

The Third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete Sunday. From the Latin meaning “rejoice”, Gaudete Sunday marks a midway point that celebrates the closeness of the Lord’s arrival. It is a splendid occasion for us all to recalibrate our preparation with the time that remains before the Nativity of the Lord Jesus to make...

December 12, 2020December 12, 2020by
Advent 2nd Sunday (12/6/20) Cycle-B
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Advent 2nd Sunday (12/6/20) Cycle-B

Mark 1:1-8 The “wilderness” is code for the world. Humanity today scarcely can hear the prophetic cry to “prepare the way of the Lord.” Many tragically wait for nothing and accept mediocrity. Others ruin themselves by making ultimate ends of wealth, pleasure, power and honor. How am I preparing the way of the Lord in...

December 6, 2020December 6, 2020by
Advent 1st Sunday – B (11/29/20)
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Advent 1st Sunday – B (11/29/20)

Advent is time we receive to prepare for the coming of our blessed Lord Jesus. Small sacrifices help heighten our longing for Jesus’ arrival. Hope fuels our waiting. Mark 13:33-37 Be alert! The new Church year begins with the Gospel call for vigilance since the time of the Lord’s coming is uncertain. Christmas as a...

November 24, 2020November 24, 2020by
29th Sunday A (10/19/20)
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29th Sunday A (10/19/20)

Matthew 22:15-21 The question asked of Jesus in the Gospel is set as a political trap. By saying “yes” Jesus contradicts the people’s privileged relationship with God and disavows their striving for political freedom. By saying “no” Jesus places Himself on the side of the Zealots who aggressively are seeking liberation against Roman rule. For...

October 18, 2020October 18, 2020by
28th Sunday A (10/11/20)
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28th Sunday A (10/11/20)

Matthew 22:1-14 In this parable, Jesus reveals how intensely God desires the salvation of all people. Despite the deepest longings of God for us to know, love and serve Him, some still obstinately reject His invitation. The intentional rejection of God is a choice so entirely selfish that it merits eternal punishment.   https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/28th+Sunday+A.m4a  ...

October 10, 2020October 10, 2020by
27th Sunday – A (10/4/20)
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27th Sunday – A (10/4/20)

Matthew 21:33-43 In the Gospel Reading, Jesus tells a chilling story about rebellious tenants. It is for each of us to give God the fruitful harvest He expects. If not, why not? https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/27th+Sunday+A.m4a   LIVING AS STEWARDS IN GOD’S VINEYARD 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells an unsettling parable. A landowner...

October 1, 2020October 1, 2020by
26th Sunday A (9/27/20)
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26th Sunday A (9/27/20)

Matthew 21:28-32 A late conversion always is better than self-righteous arrogance that one is beyond needing to change. Jesus comes to meet and heal the sick, not those who think themselves perfectly healthy and beyond God’s healing mercy. Actions speak louder than words. https://little-flower-2minutes.s3.amazonaws.com/26+Sunday+A.m4a SAYING AND DOING 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time  In this Sunday’s...

September 25, 2020October 6, 2020by