Sunday

17 Feb 2019

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Click here for all content for this cycle Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

SUNDAY SUMMARY

Jeremiah 17:5-8  The cursed one trusts in human beings; the blessed one trusts in the Lord.

Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6  The way of the Lord leads to unfading delight, while the way of the wicked vanishes.

1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20  Our hope is in Christ in this world and the next.

Luke 6:17, 20-26  Blessings and woes are spread before the people from which to choose their way.

The inner word

The inner word

What’s in your heart?

Blessedness is not conditional. It’s always available. Blessedness comes not through success in the eyes of the world but from being connected to the true God—“Like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream.”

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Exploring the word

Exploring the word

Blessings and woes

There are two kinds of people, as the saying usually begins. And scripture tends to bear this out with numerous points of comparisons between the just and the wicked, or the wise person and the fool. Today’s readings cluster around the contrasting of those who are blessed versus those who are cursed.

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In other words

In other words

The Sunday gospel in everyday English

Coming down off the mountain with them, he stood on a plain surrounded by disciples, and was soon joined by a huge congregation from all over Judea and Jerusalem, even from the seaside towns of Tyre and Sidon.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Living water

I stood atop a mesa in New Mexico from where I could see for miles. I was struck by the contrast between the vast stretches of barren desert and the narrow band of abundant life skirting the bank of a dry river bed.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Ask the right question

A seasoned husband-and-wife jazz duet was being interviewed on television. It was fun seeing clips of their earlier days and hearing the behind-the-scenes stories of how they met and what other jazz greats they worked with throughout their long careers.

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Homily stories

Homily stories

Hard questions have no easy answers

Years ago, the 8-year-old son of a family in the parish was devastated when the Chicago Cubs didn’t make it to the World Series. He asked his father how there could be a God since no one answered his or all the other long-suffering fans’ fervent prayers for the Cubs.

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Prayers

Prayers

Penitential Act & Prayer of the Faithful

As we ponder our final destination, we ask God to help us learn to trust.

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Quotes

Quotes

God wants our infinite desire.

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