Hypocrites

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/16/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 19, 2014 Hypocrites Flattery got them nowhere. Though the Pharisees honored Jesus with their words, their hearts were closed to his words of wisdom. You are a truthful man. You teach truth. You are not concerned about other’s opinions. You find no meaning in the status-quo. Beware of […]

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R.S.V.P.

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/10/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 12, 2014 “Come to the feast…Many are invited, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:4b, 14) R.S.V.P. Your Majesty, How kind of you to invite me to your son’s wedding feast! Sorry, but… …I open my business on Sunday. …My daughters are in a dance recital I must attend. …My […]

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Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 10/02/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A October 5, 2014 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Vineyard of Heavenly Fruits Vintage time of […]

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Parable: In a Nutshell

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/25/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 28, 2014 “Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’” (Matthew 5:37a) Parable: In a Nutshell I’m a tough nut to crack; I’ve shelled myself in Afraid to share and to show the fruit in me, Afraid that others may find me …too tasteless, …too salty, …too […]

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Landlords and Rejects

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/18/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 21, 2014 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1) Landlords and Rejects Heavenly Father, you are heaven’s Landlord. Like the landowner in the parable, you begin your search at dawn. Who will work in my […]

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Taking the Heat

by Sr. Juliemarie McDonald, SND on 09/05/2014

in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time–Cycle A September 7, 2014 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.” (Matthew 18:15) Taking the Heat Persecution and Endurance Require the Spirit’s gifts of courage and fortitude. Suffering and being persecuted is not Easy. “Taking the heat” makes for martyrdom. Christ […]

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